Villa Ridge, MO

Villa Ridge, MO

Dry Needling Greater Villa Ridge, MO. It’s impossible to describe how devastating it can be when pain and lack of motion in our bodies keep us from the activities we love, or even make ordinary movements like picking something up off the ground painful or even impossible. At Axes Physical Therapy in Villa Ridge, MO, we are constantly looking for innovative and evidence-backed treatments to help Villa Ridge, 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 successful, effortless, and essential part of their larger physical therapy regiment with us. We tailor all of our physical therapy services specifically to each client, the pain or injury that’s affecting them, and the life they want to live. Contact Axes Physical Therapy in Villa Ridge, 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 personalized care you will be sprinting down the court, jogging through the park, or just painlessly going through daily life in no time.

What is Dry Needling? | Villa Ridge, MO Physical Therapy

Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling, employs thin filiform needles to perforate the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissue in order to reduce chronic 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 comprehensive physical therapy regiment along with posture correction, stretching, electrical stimulation, and more. Dry needling should solely be performed by healthcare professionals in Villa Ridge, MO, such as the qualified and knowledgeable physical therapists at Axes.

Dry needling is often used to treat myofascial pain. “Myofacial” comes from Greek, with myo meaning muscles and fascia meaning a “flat band,” or the connective tissue inside and surrounding the muscles. Myofascial pain is considered a chronic pain disorder that can drastically limit people in their daily lives for months or even years. We’ve found that dry needling is a safe and affordable option for Villa Ridge, MO residents who are saddled by the exorbitant cost of medication or have not seen their symptoms improve with other treatments.

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

If you’ve been vexed 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 see if dry needling could finally be the solution you need to end your chronic pain for good.

How Does Dry Needling Work? | Villa Ridge, 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 trigger point can either affect a localized area or affect an entire region of your body. Trigger points are sections of damaged 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 lightly piercing or tearing damaged muscles or tissue, your Axes physical therapist in Villa Ridge, MO helps induce an intuitive bodily reaction; the micro-tears signal the body to start the healing process and return blood flow, oxygen, and crucial nutrients into the area. When the tissue is pierced, the needles will stimulate 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, the body’s own, homegrown painkiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Trigger Point Dry Needling in Villa Ridge, MO

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

The needles used to penetrate your muscles are eight times thinner than needles used for injections, so many of our Villa Ridge, MO patients don’t even notice them pierce the skin. some patients report faint irritation once the nerve pathways have been activated, but it only lasts for a second and indicates that your body is initiating the desired response. You may feel some dull aches in the area for the first day or two, but after that, you should start feeling the beneficial effects, if not earlier.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

When it’s done by qualified physical therapists, there is absolutely no risk. team in Villa Ridge, MO is made up of knowledgeable professionals with a deep understanding of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.

Is Dry Needling Really Effective?

Without a doubt, especially when combined with other pain management and mobility techniques. At Axes, our Villa Ridge, MO physical therapists only use techniques and practices that have been proven to work through extensive research. Studies show the benefits 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 not go very deep and the needles will only stay in for 15-20 seconds. Other times, the needles will stay in for a few minutes and penetrate deep into the muscle, as often dry needling is the most effective way to manipulate harder to reach muscles and tissue. All Axes treatment plans are unique, just like our patients.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Again, that depends on you. 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 safely return you to the activities that matter most to you.

How Quickly Does Dry Needling Work?

Some Villa Ridge, MO patients express immediate relief, 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?

Not really. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, practiced for thousands of years, that seeks to align a patient’s “life force.” Dry needling is based on 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 feeling like themselves. We are more than happy to go over your insurance plan and see if dry needling is covered.

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

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Trigger Point Dry Needling in Villa Ridge, 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 Villa Ridge, MO work with you as a team to devise a tailored treatment plan that we’ve seen be successful with our own eyes. We’ve devoted our practice to positive patient outcomes and getting you back to the activities you love most, whether that be sliding into home plate, dominating your local pickleball league, or just being able to wake up, go to sleep, and in between do what you want to do without feeling any pain. Contact a knowledgeable Villa Ridge, MO physical therapist online or call the location nearest you.

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