Dry Needling in Fairfax VA

understanding how acupuncture works

Are you looking for dry needling in Fairfax VA? Dry needling is based on modern Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles of treating myofascial pain. It uses sterile and thin monofilament needles without injection shots or medication penetrating the skin to break down the muscle knots, trigger points, and tender points to relieve the pain as well as to restore proper function to normal.

The needle itself acts to physically disrupt the tension and pressure within the involved tissue. It unlocks the tissue, thereby encouraging tissue to return to a more normal and improved level of function.

Benefits of Dry Needling in Fairfax VA

A needle's role in the soft tissues of the body is to heal the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascial tissues, thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body, typically in muscles or soft tissues, to relieve pain and improve muscle function. Other benefits include:

  • Wide application throughout the body
  • Does not interfere with most patients' drug regimens
  • No contraindications to the number of sites or frequency of treatment
  • Can be safely used with patients, who are very osteoporotic, and have compression fractures
  • Conditions
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Elbow, arm, hand pain
  • Hip, leg, knee, foot pain
  • Sprain, strain, or sports injuries
  • Sciatic pain
  • Many other musculoskeletal conditions

Does the dry needling hurt?

A dry needle is very thin like a hair and it is also bendable compared to an injection shot needle. A healthy muscle cannot feel the pain when it penetrates the muscles. Unlike unhealthy muscles may or may not feel the pain. It varies and depends on where and how severe your trigger points or tender points are. Most of the areas are insusceptible.


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Ultimate Spine Health & Chiropractic

3900 University Dr #100
Fairfax, VA 22030

(571) 513-7060