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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...
Did you know that in the U.S., around 30 million kids and teenagers take part in organized sports? Every year, more than 3.5 million injuries are reported due to these activities.
Strengthening your core muscles is essential for overall health and well-being. Your core is the main link that holds your upper and lower body together.
The spine, like the heart, is a critical aspect of how your body works. It is the second part of your central nervous system. It helps not only to provide support but also to keep your internal organs protected. Its health is critical to the function of your nerves and the rest of your body, especially movement.
Being flexible has a crucial role to play in athletes’ performance. Flexibility allows joints and several joints to move through their full range of motion without pain. It is an important factor contributing to how well the athlete can perform. This is particularly true in sports that involve rapid acceleration and deceleration, such as basketball. If you’re having flexibility issues, a variety of techniques can be used. Myofascial decompression, also known as cupping therapy, is one of the therapeutic modalities available.
Playing sports is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy. Yet, you can sustain a severe injury while playing sports. Most professional athletes are always at their peak performance. That said, an injury can happen at any time, whether you are a professional or amateur athlete.
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.
Myofascial cupping is a therapeutic procedure involving the use of decompressed cups on the skin tissue. The silicone cups create a vacuum effect that helps release adhesions in underlying tissues.