Dry Needling is a treatment that is used in countries around the world for the treatment of various types of pain due to injury or chronic conditions. Although the name “dry needling” sounds intimidating and painful, most patients experience minimal discomfort and can get relief from conditions that have plagued them for years.

What Is Dry Needling?

The process of dry needling involves inserting very thin needles into the affected area in order to elicit a twitch response. This helps to activate the immune system and increase blood flow which are the first steps in promoting healing from within. The reason why its called dry needling is to communicate nothing is being injected with the needles,

What Is the Difference Between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?

Acupuncture and Dry Needling may use similar devices for healing, but beyond that, they are very different treatments. Acupuncture is rooted in Chinese Medicine and works on the principle of needing to restore a balance of energy within the body to achieve healing. Dry needling, however, is rooted in Western Medicine and uses the understanding of the musculoskeletal system to treat patients by stimulating myofascial trigger points that are causing the problem.

Learn More About Dry Needling at Flex Chiropractic

Dry needling is often used as part of a broad treatment approach so it is commonly used in addition to other therapies. At Flex Chiropractic, we offer many of these other services in order to provide several paths to healing. Some of the therapies that may work for you as a complement to dry needling are decompression therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and cold laser therapy.

If you want to learn more about dry needling so you can determine if its the right option for you, contact our Columbia office or our Lexington office to speak with a chiropractor. We can answer any questions you may have and recommend a treatment plan.