Moselle, MO

Moselle, MO

Dry Needling Greater Moselle, MO. It’s impossible to describe how devastating it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies is preventing us from engaging in the activities we love, or even make basic movements like picking something up off the ground difficult or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Moselle, MO, we are constantly looking for new and treatments that have been proven through research to help Moselle, MO residents return to normalcy and get back to what they most love doing. Many of our patients have found that dry needling is a beneficial, easy, and vital part of their larger physical therapy plan with us. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Moselle, MO online or find the location most convenient for you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be skipping out the door sooner than you think.

What is Dry Needling? | Moselle, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to puncture the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to relieve frequent pain, enhance range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often use it as part of a larger treatment regiment along with posture correction, manual therapy, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should only ever be carried out by healthcare professionals in Moselle, MO, such as the qualified and skilled physical 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 considered a chronic pain disorder that can greatly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and effective treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is an easy and affordable pain reliever for Moselle, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant price of prescription meds or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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If you’ve been disheartened by treatments that just aren’t working and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever get back to the activities you love, make an appointment for a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our expert physical and occupational therapists to learn if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

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

Dry needling works by focusing on specific areas or regions, known as trigger points, that are the root cause of limiting pain. The trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of damaged knotted or irritated muscles or tissue that impede the flow of blood to that muscle. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly puncturing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Moselle, MO helps stimulate an instinctive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears signal the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and essential nutrients into the area. In addition, the needles will stimulate 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, natural painkiller.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Moselle, MO patients don’t even feel them at first. You may feel some light discomfort once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it lasts for less than two seconds and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. You may feel some dull aches in the pierced muscle or tissue for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if you haven’t already.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s performed by qualified physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Moselle, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a deep grasp of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Absolutely, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive physical therapy regiment. At Axes, our Moselle, 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?

We base that on you, your level of pain, lack of movement, and the affected region. 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 most effective way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. Your entire experience at Axes will be based exclusively on what is best for you.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that we will make a personalized recommendation based on your needs. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to reap the full benefits. We’ll personalize your plan to you to get you the maximum benefit and efficiently return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

Some Moselle, MO patients can feel the process working right away, while others will need two or three sessions. Rest assured, all of our patients eventually see improvements.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that aims to balance a person’s “life force.” 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?

Insurance plans all vary, so we can’t know until we look at your personal 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 living the life they want. If it’s easiest for you, we can go over your insurance plan and investigate how much coverage you can receive.

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

Many of our patients come to us after months or even years of pain and mobility issues that just won’t go away, even after extensive treatment. At Axes, our licensed and skilled physical in Moselle, MO work with you as a team to design a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve committed our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, taking a morning job, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Reach out to a knowledgeable Moselle, MO physical therapist online or call the location closest to you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

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Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
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Clinic Director, MPT

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