Primary Care & Chiropractic since 1984.

7030 S. Yosemite St., Centennial, CO 80112
303.721.9984

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Dry Needling

dry needling

Dry Needling by Anna McNab, DC

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is an effective therapy to treat muscle spasm, tension and myofascial trigger points which commonly accompanies conditions such as sports injuries, whiplash, headaches, jaw pain, arthritis and many other of today's common conditions.  It is called “Dry” Needling because there is no solution or medication injected.  The needle itself and the effects it produces within the tissue is the treatment.

  
Dry Needling  activates the body's built in repair mechanism creating nutrients for self healing and promotes immune reactions.  The sterile, solid filament needle inserted in a contracted painful muscle is 1/10 the diameter of a sewing needle and is therapeutic as it is the first step in breaking the pain cycle.  Research shows this will decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve flexibility and decrease pain.
 

Dry Needling & Acupuncture?

Dry Needling is based on Western anatomical and physiological principles that continue to evolve with the latest research. Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and treats both musculoskeletal and systemic conditions.  

 

How does Dry Needling work?

Local “needle reactions” directly desensitize the painful nerves and promote repair of damaged soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, spinal discs and nerves.  Inactivation of the trigger points can bring immediate relief of symptoms.  However, there is no specific, predetermined number of treatments. Chronic conditions will require more treatments than acute conditions. Additionally, response to treatment will vary based on other medical conditions, compliance with self care, condition type(s) and overall health. Combining the effects of Dry Needling with other therapies such as electric stimulation, chiropractic manipulation and Kinesio Taping(k-tape) may produce better results then any single therapy done alone.

 

How to Schedule:

Call Clinix at (303)721-9984 or click here to Schedule with Dr. McNab.

 

What are the costs?

For most insurances, there is no additional charge for dry needling. Making the cost per the chiropractic benefit on your health insurance policy.  For cash patients, the cost is $65 for the visit.  For medicare patients, there will be an additional charge of $25.  Dr. McNab accepts most major health insurance policies.