Dry Needling in South Burlington VT
Dry needling trigger point therapy in South Burlington has been used for decades, but it’s become an increasingly popular drug-free way to treat musculoskeletal pain. While the name of the procedure maysound intimidating, dry needling (DN) is safe, where we inflict change, not pain. The majority of our needling techniques are painless or with minimal discomfort and often an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
Acupuncture or Dry Needling in South Burlington?
It’s important to note dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. It uses similar tools, but that’s where the similarities end. Dry needling is performed by different practitioners with different training. Acupuncture is based on Eastern medicine, while dry needling is rooted in Western medicine and evaluation of pain patterns, posture, movement impairments, function and orthopedic tests.
Why You Need It
When an injury occurs from either repetitive use or acute trauma, it produces damage and tightness to the tissues (muscles, ligaments, and fascia). The tissues react by going into a tense, protective state.
Many times it will also cause compression and irritation of local nerves (creating symptoms like carpal tunnel & sciatica). DN to the Rescue Each needle stimulates 3,000+ muscle fibers. This relaxes the tissue and stimulates the body to reduce inflammation, thus, promoting healing. Its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. It reaches the deepest tissue allowing for greater and faster improvements in muscle and fascial tension.
It’s almost always used as part of a larger pain management plan that could include chiropractic adjustments, stretching, massage and other techniques. DN can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip and back pain.