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Dry Needling As a chiropractor, it is my responsibility to get my patients out of pain as quickly as possible. Traditionally, chiropractors achieve this goal by adjusting their patients. This is a highly effective tool because it re-establishes proper movement, and in doing so helps the muscles relax and the pain to start to decrease. But what happens when the adjustment isn’t enough? Enter Dry Needling. Dry needling is a technique in which we take a thin filiform needle, and insert it into specific muscles that are causing the problem. These needles break through the skin, and dive through superficial and deep muscle layers and elicit an immune and neurological response that expedites the healing process. How is this possible? The immune response to the needle’s penetration as it rips through the skin and muscle creates inflammation. That controlled inflammation increases blood flow in the area, the increase in blood...
One of the most common reasons people visit a chiropractor is back pain. Back pain has become prevalent in our world as we spend most of our time hunched over in front of a computer screen. According to studies, about 80 percent of adults will suffer back pain at some point. Other common consequences of our work culture are stiff necks and aching shoulders.
The function of the musculoskeletal system is to maintain stability and produce motion. It helps people express themselves in their chosen activities. It incorporates control, passive, and active components. A dysfunction in any of these components can lead to adaptation and eventual instability.
Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation is a procedure that involves inserting thin filament needles into your body. The therapy aims at healing soft tissues and alleviating pain. Dry needling helps treat injuries and the discomfort that comes with them. The chiropractor inserts the filament needle into your myofascial trigger points to increase circulation around the tissue.
Can we really prevent injuries? Yes and no. In some cases, accidents happen. There is no amount of preventative work that will keep you from getting hit in the face with a baseball. Fortunately, those types of injuries are the exception to the rule. In most cases, we can greatly reduce the risk of injury by focusing intently on a few key factors. Not only do these factors decrease your risk for injury but they also will help improve athletic performance. So let’s take a look:
Working from home may seem great compared to office life, but in practicality, it can end up being a huge pain in the neck (pun intended). Why is this the case? You may find yourself thinking, “I work at my computer all day in the office without a problem, why is it when I work from home, my neck and mid-back always seem to bother me?” To answer this question we’ll have to take a quick look at your anatomy and ergonomics. The human species has been evolving for 5 to 7 million years, and for the overwhelming majority of our existence, we have not had 9 to 5 jobs that center around us bending forward looking at a screen all day. To put it plain and simple, this is NOT NORMAL. Seeing as this is not a normal position for the body to be in, prolonged exposure to this...