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Dry Needling

If issues in your soft tissues are causing pain and suffering, Dr. Robert Ferguson at Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture in Indianapolis, IN offers dry needling and other natural, effective solutions for relief.

Guide to Dry Needling in Chiropractic Care

You might have heard of dry needling, as it has become a hot topic of conversation in many circles. Learn more about this technique and how it might benefit you below.

What Is Dry Needling and How Does It Work?

Dry needling is a technique that utilizes small needles to address trigger points or knots in the muscle and fascia. The insertion of these needles causes blood to flow to the area and can break up the tightness in the tissue. It’s referred to as dry needling because the needles have no medication in them.

Are Dry Needling and Acupuncture the Same Thing?

Though they both use needles to address problems, acupuncture and dry needling are a bit different. Acupuncture involves using needles at various locations that are full of nerve endings to address many different issues, including infertility, gastrointestinal problems, and more. Dry needling is used to address pain and other issues in the musculoskeletal system.

What Conditions Do Chiropractors Use Dry Needling For?

Dry needling is an effective treatment for various conditions and symptoms that stem from trigger points in the musculoskeletal system. Trigger points are basically knots that can impair your range of motion and cause pain and tenderness. They can also disrupt blood flow.

Unfortunately, trigger points can be difficult to address through some forms of treatment. Dry needling can help break up these knots, though, to treat conditions like Achilles tendonitis, low back pain, whiplash, headaches, hip pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, neck pain, iliotibial band syndrome, fibromyalgia, sciatica, TMJ, and more.

Dry needling is normally not used alone. Instead, it is combined with other chiropractic techniques, such as adjustments, therapeutic exercise, massage therapy, spinal decompression, and more. Dr. Ferguson at Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture in Indianapolis, IN will determine the best combination of treatment techniques for your condition and lifestyle.

Experience the healing power of dry needling for yourself by calling (317) 204-3981 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ferguson at Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture in Indianapolis, IN today.


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