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Speed Up Your Recovery With Dry Needling Therapy

If you suffer from low back or neck pain, tennis elbow, migraines, spinal or joint dysfunction, or sciatica, dry needling therapy may be right for you. Munger Physical Therapy offers dry needling in Fort Gratiot, MI. Our staff is certified and experienced with dry needling techniques to help you relieve pain and improve your range of motion.

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What Is Dry Needling Therapy?

Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists to treat pain and movement impairments. The method uses a thin filiform needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into muscle areas. Dry needling stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. This technique improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates – the sites where nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles.

The Benefits of Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling therapy is typically a technique used in part of a larger treatment plan to help speed up your return to active rehabilitation. There are several benefits to this technique, including:

Relieve Pain and Muscle Tightness

Dry needling effectively provides immediate pain relief to specific areas by targeting trigger points. For example, if you suffer from shoulder or neck pain, needles will be used in those areas to target detected trigger points to release tension, inflammation, chemicals, and pressure in the muscles that have caused pain.

Improve Range of Motion

It's essential to relax your muscles and reduce tightness. Dry needling can reduce pain and improve function and mobility, helping you alleviate constant discomfort and avoid further injury.

Speed Up Recovery Process

Anytime you suffer an injury, the worst and longest part is the recovery process. Some injuries require more extended recovery periods than others, but regardless, we're all anxious to get back to full strength. With dry needling, patients have experienced quicker pain relief and improved range of motion. Dry needling therapy is known to speed up the healing process more rapidly than other treatment options.

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