Union, MO

Union, MO

Dry Needling Greater Union, MO. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when pain and lack of motion in our bodies won’t allows us to engage in the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like climbing the stairs painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Union, MO, we are constantly looking for cutting edge and evidence-backed treatments to help Union, MO residents get back to their active lifestyle, or just finally live pain free again. Dry needling has proven to be a critical tool for many of our patients that alleviates pain, releases tension, and restores mobility. Our treatment plans are as unique as each client, their injury, and the activity level they’re striving to get back to. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Union, MO online or find 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 might sound to good to be true, with our customized care you will be leaping for joy in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Union, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling, uses thin filiform needles to pierce the skin and musculoskeletal tissue in order to alleviate chronic pain, enhance range of motion and return you to feeling like you again. Physical therapists often use it to amplify the effects of a holistic treatment regiment that can include posture education, stretching, heat therapy, and more. Dry needling should solely be done by medical professionals in Union, MO, such as the licensed 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 known as a chronic pain disorder that can greatly limit people in their daily lives until they find appropriate and successful treatment. In our experience and based on our research, dry needling is a simple and economical option for Union, MO residents who are saddled by the increasing price of medication or have been frustrated by poor results from other treatments.

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

If you’ve been frustrated 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, schedule a free screening for your injury or chronic pain with one of our experienced physical and occupational therapists to discover if dry needling can be implemented into a holistic and evidence-backed treatment plan with Axes.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Union, 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 joint or muscle group. Trigger points are segments of inflamed tight or irritated muscles or tissue that restrict blood flow to that area and surrounding areas. That makes recovery more difficult. By lightly piercing or tearing the knots in your tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Union, MO helps induce an intuitive response in your nervous system; the micro-tears tell the body to go into healing mode and return blood flow, oxygen, and essential nutrients into the area. Also, 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, homegrown pain reliever.

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

Is Dry Needling Painful?

The needles used in dry needling are eight times thinner than needles typically used at hospitals and doctors’ appointments for injections or blood samples, so many of our Union, MO patients don’t even feel them until they get deeper into the muscle. some patients report faint irritation when the twitch response is induced, but it lasts for less than two seconds and is a signal that dry needling is working. You may feel some soreness in the pierced muscle or tissue 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 nothing to worry about. team in Union, MO is made up of skilled professionals with a thorough 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 Union, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through 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?

The specific dry needling techniques we use will be personalized to your needs. Some piercings will be incredibly shallow and the needles will be consistently moved and changed out. Other times, the needles will stay in 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 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. Depending on your injury or pain and how your body heals, you could need anywhere from one to six sessions to get the most out of dry needling. We’ll customize your experience to you to get you the best outcome possible and effectively return you to doing what you love most.

How Quickly Will I See Results With Dry Needling?

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

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same?

Only in that they use similar needles. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that seeks to balance a person’s flow of energy. Dry needling is based on Western medicine and has only gained traction in the last several decades.

Will My Insurance Cover Dry Needling?

That depends on your particular 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 feeling like themselves. If you’d like, we’ll go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Union, 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 knowledgeable physical and occupational in Union, MO work with you as a team to develop a tailored treatment plan with a proven track record of success. We’ve pledged our practice to getting the best results for our clients and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that backward kicks on a soccer field, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to go about your day without feeling any pain. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Union, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

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