Old Jamestown, MO

Old Jamestown, MO

Dry Needling Greater Old Jamestown, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of mobility in our bodies keep us from the the things we love doing, or even make daily movements like standing up or sitting down challenging or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Old Jamestown, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Old Jamestown, MO residents get back to living pain-free and getting back to the activities they love the most. Dry needling has proven to be a critical tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, softens stiffness, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as distinctive as each client, their ailment, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Old Jamestown, MO online or reach out to the location nearest you and we will guide you away from chronic pain and back to the activities you love. While it may be tough to believe now, with our customized care you will be skipping out the door in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Old Jamestown, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also referred to as trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to relieve chronic pain, improve range of motion and return you to the physical lifestyle your used to. Physical therapists often include it in a broader physical therapy plan that can include posture correction, exercises, massages, and more. Dry needling should exclusively be carried out by medical professionals in Old Jamestown, MO, such as the licensed and skilled 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 known as a chronic pain condition that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a safe and economical option for Old Jamestown, MO residents who are burdened with the exorbitant cost of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

We’ve also found trigger point dry needling to be effective for Old Jamestown, MO residents with:

If you’ve been flummoxed by ineffective treatments in the past and are doubting whether or not you’ll ever 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 discover if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Old Jamestown, 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 pain may either be specific to the trigger point, or radiate out to affect an entire joint or muscle group. Trigger points are portions of inflamed over-stretched or stressed muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By softly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Old Jamestown, MO helps induce a natural bodily reaction; the micro-tears influence the body to go into healing mode and promote the flow of blood and vital nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will induce a “twitch” response by initiating a nerve pathway that can change the biochemical makeup of the trigger point. That tells the brain to release endorphins, which naturally reduces pain and even improves happiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Old Jamestown, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles that physical therapists use in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Old Jamestown, MO patients don’t even notice them until they get deeper into the muscle. You may feel some light irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it is incredibly brief and shows that the desired effect is already taking hold. Some patients report some dull aches in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but after that, you should start feeling better, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s carried out by licensed physical therapists, yes. team in Old Jamestown, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a extensive understanding of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems and safe practices.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when it is part of a larger, comprehensive treatment regiment. At Axes, our Old Jamestown, MO physical therapists only develop plans that we know are effective because of our experience and extensive research. 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 function, and the affected body part. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will remain for a few minutes and will go deeper into the muscle, as often dry needling is the easiest way to access harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes physical therapy 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. Most patients need anywhere from one to six sessions to fully reduce pain and restore mobility. We’ll personalize your plan to you to get you the best outcome possible and efficiently return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Old Jamestown, MO clients can feel the process working right away, while others have to wait a day or two after their first appointment.

Isn’t Dry Needling Just the Same as Acupuncture?

This is a common misconception, but no. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that seeks to align a patient’s “chi,” or vital life force. Dry needling has its roots in Western medicine and has only been widely used in the last several decades.

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 feeling like themselves. If it’s most convenient for you, we can go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Old Jamestown, 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 licensed and knowledgeable physical in Old Jamestown, MO work with you as a team to devise a tailored treatment plan that research and experience tells us is effective. We’ve dedicated 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. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Old Jamestown, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
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  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

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Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Brandi Arndt
Brett Shelton
TJ Jung
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director
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