Gray Summit, MO

Gray Summit, MO

Dry Needling Greater Gray Summit, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the the things we love doing, or even make ordinary tasks like standing up or sitting down difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Gray Summit, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Gray Summit, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a successful, effortless, and important part of their larger treatment plan with us. All of our treatment plans are personalized for each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Gray Summit, MO online or reach out to the location closest to you and we will guide you toward true pain relief and freedom of mobility. Though it may be difficult to believe now, with our tailored care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Gray Summit, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve frequent pain, boost range of motion and return you to normal function and the active lifestyle you desire. Physical therapists often use it as part of a broader physical therapy plan that can include posture education, stretching, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be done by healthcare professionals in Gray Summit, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. The root myo refers to your muscles, while fascia refers to the connective tissue between the muscles. Myofascial pain is referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can affect people until they find proven and effective treatment. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and affordable pain reliever for Gray Summit, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of prescription meds or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Gray Summit, MO patients with:

If you’ve been flummoxed by treatments that just aren’t producing results and are getting anxious to get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our licensed physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and proven treatment regiment with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Gray Summit, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are segments of damaged tight or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Gray Summit, MO helps stimulate an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to heal the muscle and tissue and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will prompt a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That that communication within the nervous system releases endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Gray Summit, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Gray Summit, MO patients don’t even sense them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report faint irritation from the twitch response, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some dull aches in the affected region for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start noticing improvements in pain and mobility, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by experienced physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Gray Summit, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Gray Summit, MO physical therapists only recommend treatments that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive medical and academic studies. Studies show the advantages trigger point dry needling can have for people with injuries or chronic pain.

How Long Do The Needles Stay in For? How Deep They Go?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be tailored to your needs. Some piercings will be largely superficial and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. In other cases, the needles will stay in for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to manipulate tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes treatment regiments are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Some patients see significant improvement after one session, while others need five or six sessions to get the full benefit. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the maximum benefit and safely get you back to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Improvements With Dry Needling?

Some Gray Summit, MO patients can feel the process working right away, while others may have to wait a day, or may not feel the benefits until their second session.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that aims to balance a patient’s flow of energy. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only recently become widely used by physical therapists and other medical professionals.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone should have access to the effective and evidence-backed physical therapy they need to live without pain and get back to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to. If it’s easiest for you, we can contact your insurance company and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

Some of the other services we offer in Gray Summit, MO are:

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Gray Summit, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

We’ve seen so many patients frustrated by an inability to find pain relief or a return to normal function and activity through medication or other treatments. At Axes, our qualified and experienced physical and occupational in Gray Summit, MO work with you as a team to implement a customized treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve dedicated our practice to reducing and eliminating pain, restoring mobility, and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, dominating your local pickleball league, or bending down and picking up your grandkids without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a professional Gray Summit, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for you.

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OTR/L, CEAS
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