Dry Needling in Knoxville
Dry Needling is a therapeutic procedure that involves the insertion of a disposable sterile, solid, filiform needle (a needle similar to an Acupuncture needle) to specifically selected point on the body based on criteria determined by modern, contemporary anatomical and physiological considerations with the intention of achieving a desired neurological or myofascial response.
How Does Dry Needling Help?
Dry Needling is a very effective treatment for those suffering from trigger points, tight and taut myofascia, fibrotic muscles, or nerve pain or dysfunction. It can also be used to help treat disc bulges, radiculopathies, pinched nerves, as well as sprains and strains. It helps to decrease muscle spasms and trigger points, increase the rate of healing, and reset the neurological gain to that particular region.
Dry Needling is used as a tool to modify or normalize the neuro-musculo-skeletal function within the human body. The intent of dry needling is to correct or restore the function of a particular structure. It is not, however, to primarily manage circulation of invisible energy or balance. Dry Needling should be distinguished from “Wet Needling” in that no fluid substance is introduce into the body for therapeutic effect during a treatment with Dry Needling. This treatment may use electrical muscle stimulation appropriate to the patient’s diagnosis and treatment plan. This has been shown to be very effective in helping our patients recover more quickly.
As a sports chiropractor in Knoxville, TN specializing in the management and treatment of all athletes, Dr. Bert has seen Dry Needling help a panoply of injuries and over use syndromes.
In East Tennessee so close to the Smoky Mountains and all of the trails common to this region, we treat many hikers, trail runners, ultra runners, marathoners, track club enthusiasts. We treat a variety of students on middle school and high school teams, as well as CrossFitters and weekend warriors.
Why use Dry Needling, one might ask?
Simply…it works. It is not the end all be all nor does it replace all other treatment modalities or treatment regiments, however, we have found a need with our patients that Dry Needling has helped us address. Dry Needling will reduce or eliminate acute and chronic pain, help to restore normal function to joints and shortened muscles, as well as reset the neural tension in the human body.
Call us today to schedule your appointment with our Knoxville sports physician!