Lakeshire, MO

Lakeshire, MO

Dry Needling Greater Lakeshire, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to participate in the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Lakeshire, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Lakeshire, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, simple, and vital part of a more comprehensive treatment regiment with us. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Lakeshire, MO online or call the location most convenient for you and we will shepherd you toward results and a positive outcome you may have never thought possible. While it may be hard to believe now, with our personalized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Lakeshire, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce persistent pain, improve range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a holistic treatment plan along with posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by healthcare professionals in Lakeshire, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” is rooted in Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is referred to as a chronic pain disorder that can greatly limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is an easy and cost-effective pain reliever for Lakeshire, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

Trigger point dry needling is also ideal for Lakeshire, MO patients with:

If you’ve been discouraged by unsuccessful treatments in the past and are wondering if you’ll ever get back to the lifestyle and routine you love and had grown accustomed to, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you’ve been waiting for.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Lakeshire, MO Physical Therapy

With dry needling, we treat patients by attacking trigger points in the body that are the root cause of your pain and lack of mobility. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are sections of inflamed knotted or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That means the affected area is not able to heal properly. By gently stabbing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Lakeshire, MO helps prompt an instinctive bodily reaction; the micro-tears tell the body to start the healing process and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That causes the brain to release endorphins, the body’s own, homegrown painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Lakeshire, MO

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for shots and vaccines, so many of our Lakeshire, MO patients don’t even sense them pierce the skin. You may feel some mild discomfort 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 up to a couple days, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by professional physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. All of our physical and occupational therapists in Lakeshire, MO are knowledgeable professionals with a deep grasp of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy plan. At Axes, our Lakeshire, MO physical therapists only develop plans that have been proven to work through extensive medical and academic studies. Studies have demonstrated that trigger point dry needling effectively reduces pain and improves function.

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

That depends on you, how severe the pain is, lack of movement, and the affected region. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for as many as 15 or 20 minutes and go to the core of the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to treat tissue deep within the muscles. All Axes physical therapy plans 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 efficiently return you to the activities that are most important to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Lakeshire, MO clients obtain immediate relief, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Not really. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that aims to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last two or three decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your specific insurance plan. At Axes, we believe everyone deserves the professional, personalized, and proven treatment plans they need to live without pain and get back to living the life they want. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Lakeshire, MO | Axes Physical Therapy

Many of our patients come to us as their last resort because, after all sorts of medication and other treatments, they still just can’t find relief. At Axes, our professional and knowledgeable physical and occupational in Lakeshire, MO act as part of your team to develop a personalized treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve devoted our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that running a fast break, biking through the park, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Lakeshire, MO physical therapist online or call the location most convenient for you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
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Front Office

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