Natural Pain Relief

What is dry needling?

Following injures or other degenerative processes, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasm.  This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When these nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected.  This natural response from the body attempting to protect itself frequently results in referral pain.  This referral pain can lead to secondary dysfunction such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, chronic pain, and a range of other disorders.

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment, unequaled in identifying and eliminating these referring sources of neuromuscular disorder. The treatment involves identifying the sources of the pain and advancing a small filament needle into the relaxed muscles, eliciting a small twitch response and then relaxing of the muscle.  The identification and stimulation of these trigger points can “reboot” the muscle to alleviate both the original problem area as well as secondary pain.

What does Dry Needling treat?

  • Muscle tears (strains)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • golfers/tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Cervico-genic headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Impingement syndromes
  • And many other neuromusculoskeletal  injuries and dysfunctions

How do I receive dry needling as a treatment?

Make an appointment for treatment with one of Inspire Health’s specially trained Physical Therapists. They will evaluate whether or not dry needling is appropriate for your condition.  If you do not already have a prescription for physical therapy, we will help you obtain one to initiate treatment to include dry needling.

Where do our therapists receive their training for dry needling?

Our Physical Therapists are trained by Kinetcore and have met the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy requirements to perform dry needling as a licensed physical therapist practicing in Georgia.