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Dr. Keith Sparks

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

Depending on who you ask, you may hear how similar or how different these two service therapies are. However, Dry Needling and Acupuncture have both, similarities and differences.

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Dr. Keith Sparks

Risks Associated with Dry Needling

Potential Adverse (Unwanted) Risks:

punctured lung
vasovagal response – feeling lightheaded or flushed
muscle soreness
• fatigue
• bruising
• pain during insertion
fainting – typically occurs in individuals who have had prior issues with needles (i.e. giving blood)

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Dr. Sam Reals

Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture

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We are often asked:

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Dr. Keith Sparks

FAQ: Dry Needling

FAQ: Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling Therapy?

Dry needling involves inserting a thin, filament needle into a pain point, known as a trigger point, to release tension and promote healing. Trigger points are often thought of as knots in a muscle.

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Dr. Keith Sparks

A Reflection on Dry Needling

A Reflection on Dry Needling

Recently I had the opportunity to attended two dry needling courses. I have been dry needling for several years now, however there were many things I took away beyond dry needling myofascial trigger points. Three key points I learned about include: different dry needling techniques, battle acupuncture, and cosmetic dry needling.

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Dr. Keith Sparks

2018 Changes!!

2018 Changes!!

Happy Holidays everyone!

We wish you, your family members, and friends the very best going into the new year! It is always exciting to think of what the next year will offer as you reflect on the previous year. For us, so many things have changed; Rachel and I were married, and we are now expecting our first child late spring. As I am writing this I cannot believe how much has changed so fast and how well Wichita has rallied behind our cause of setting a new standard for chiropractic care. Stating this there will be some changes in services and pricing for 2018.

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Dr. Keith Sparks

Dry Needling: Our Chiropractic Approach

Dry Needling: Our Chiropractic Approach






Forgetting many little nuisances to "needling" such as gauge, size, diameter, and material, here is our approach to dry needling. Depending on a person’s comfortability and tissue quality we may start with just dry needling; no fancy tricks. From here, if needed, I will progress into more intricate forms of dry needling if results become stagnant or limited. Quite frankly this rarely happens as long as the injuried tissue is classified correctly. Don’t get me wrong, dry needling is powerful, but it is never the end-all-be-all. Sometimes people are scared of the idea of dry needling and want to be eased into the approach. There is no right or wrong mindset here.

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