Dry needling is an effective treatment for many patients dealing with various types of pain. The process of dry needling is to relieve muscle trigger points by using a thin “dry” needle, one without medication, to increase blood flow and minimize muscle tightness. Dry needling is not acupuncture, but it is a part of modern Western medicine and supported by scientific research. Dr Cohen at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center specializes in dry needling and many other rehabilitation services for patients throughout the Baltimore area. Read on to learn more.
Learn More About Dry Needling
A trigger point is a small, pea-sized lump or taut band of muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch and touching a trigger point may cause pain to be referred to other parts of the body. Dry needling relaxes tight muscles, inactivating muscle trigger points. Therefore, patients enjoy pain relief, improved flexibility and better range of motion. Medical research demonstrates that dry needling reduces pain and muscle tension and normalizes muscle dysfunctions. This treatment can help speed up the patient’s rehabilitation and return to an active life.
One of the primary benefits of dry needling is that it provides pain relief. This relief is especially important if you are dealing with significant pain in different areas of your body. Dry needling can help you in a variety of ways, whether you are dealing with migraines, neck pain, tennis elbow, joint dysfunction, lower back pain, and much more.
Improve Flexibility and Mobility
Looking at ways to increase flexibility and mobility is always a top priority at Comprehensive Sports and Spine Center. Another benefit of dry needling is that it gives you additional flexibility by relieving pressure from trigger points in your body. Increasing your range of motion is highly important if you are recovering from an injury. Dry needling can also play a key role in expediting the entire recovery process.
Increase Blood Flow
Dry needling is also a fantastic way to increase blood flow. Better blood flow allows you to heal much quicker, which is especially important for athletes. A dry needling session is only around 30 minutes and it is a highly effective way to improve blood flow and give you much-needed pain relief.
Contact Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center
Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center is one of the leaders in helping patients live a pain-free life with our rehabilitation services. Besides dry needling, we also offer aquatic therapy, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and non-surgical spinal decompression. Dr Cohen, with over 30 years of experience, takes pride in always providing the best quality of care for each patient, and he are always available to answer any of your questions. Contact Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center today to learn more about the many benefits of dry needling!