Dry Needling Performed by Qualified Chiropractors in Wichita, KS

Content reviewed by Dr. Tyler Panko, DC | TPDN, Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 1

Dry Needling

The process of dry needling incorporates inserting a thin acupuncture needle into the body to release an unwanted trigger point or tension point.

How Chiropractic Dry Needling Works

Dry needling can work in three different ways:

  • Soft tissue remodel
  • Neurological release
  • Chemical release (anti-inflammatory effect)

Most chiropractors and physical therapist use dry needling to remodel deep soft tissue by releasing tight and restricted tissues (i.e., muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments), which a hands-on technique, such as Active Release Technique, cannot reach. Our chiropractors integrate all three strategies, when applicable, based on your pain symptoms.

Dry Needling and Trigger Points

Trigger points (TrPs) are hyper-irritable, palpable knots within a myofascial unit that lose good oxygen and blood supply. These TrPs alter the firing rate and potential output of a muscle, minimizing its efficiency, ability to function, the position of associated joints, and even the effectiveness of corresponding tissues.

Our chiropractor’s approach to dry needling TrPs is to create micro-trauma inside a soft tissue (muscle) structure to elicit a twitch response. This twitch response is a neurological sign of released tension, which ensures our expert chiropractors are targeting the trigger points effectively.

Common Symptoms Relieved Through Chiropractic Dry Needling

Chiropractic dry needling in Wichita, Kansas, can help reduce and/or eliminate various neuromuscular pains and problems. Below are some of the common ailments and diagnoses that dry needling can address.

  • Neck pain and spasms
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tight muscles
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Elbow tendonitis
  • Headaches
  • Jaw (TMJ) pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Hip pain
  • Hand/Thumb pain
  • Carpal tunnel

How Our Chiropractic Dry Needling Services Can Help You

Dry needling is commonly used by chiropractors and physical therapists to address myofascial pain syndromes and chronic trigger points. As stated earlier, our chiropractors are well versed in multiple styles of dry needling to better serve the greater Wichita, KS Metro.

Our chiropractors integrate dry needling and various other rehab and soft tissue procedures into a chiropractic visit to produce more effective results, faster.

Dry Needling with Our Chiropractic Clinic in Wichita, KS

At ICT Muscle and Joint Clinic, our staff of chiropractic doctors have the experience needed to help guide patients through the dry needling process. If you are in the Wichita, KS, area and are having issues with muscle spasms, then dry needling may be a crucial addition to your overall chiropractic treatment plan. Call us at (316) 854-3010 or feel free to contact our professional chiropractic staff about possible treatments for your muscle and joint pain today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Needling

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