Dry Needling & Acupuncture
Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment for certain health conditions and symptoms. Our certified healthcare providers perform dry needling by penetrating the skin with a thin monofilament needle to reach trigger points in muscles that cause pain or impair movement and electrical energy flow.
A trigger point is a localized muscle fiber contraction that can cause pain or tenderness. When dry needling is applied to the affected area, it can help reduce muscle tension and increase blood flow and nerve energy, relieving immediate and local pain.
It is essential to understand that dry needling and acupuncture are not the same thing, even though they both use thin needles. The main difference lies in who performs these procedures and their respective training styles.
Dry needlers go through Western medicine-based training focused on pain patterns, movement impairments, function, posture, and orthopedic tests. Acupuncturists adopt an Eastern medicine approach. At Coast Spine Center, our healthcare providers borrow from both Eastern and Western medicine to provide you with the most comprehensive and well-rounded treatment possible—the best of both worlds.
The purpose of dry needling is to reduce pain in the muscles and trigger points, as well as restore function. Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of neuro-musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, hip, and back pain. Dry needling can improve the flow of circulation and electrical energy throughout the body, as well as boost the immune system.
Dry needling and acupuncture are seldom used as standalone treatments, and at Coast Spine Center, our preferred style of treatment is no exception. We prefer to use dry needling and acupuncture as complements to a comprehensive treatment program, which may include chiropractic care and massage. We offer dry needling as a way to help rebalance the body, support healing and healthy organ function, and complement our chiropractic offerings. If you or a loved one is interested in taking your health and recovery to the next level with our comprehensive treatment, call us today for your first appointment!