We are pleased to serve the communities within and surrounding Dallas with our time-tested procedures and we love helping make Dallas a healthier, more vibrant community! Thank you for reading the following information regarding how functional needling may help with your muscle/joint aches and pains!
Functional needling is both an effective form of medical treatment and a complete holistic health care system that can have profound effects on the health of both men and women. Acupuncture practitioners have used this treatment method for over 2,000 years to help millions of people become well and stay well. At Uprise Chiropractic, PLLC, our approach and administration of needling utilizes scientific, evidence-based procedures to address musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Functional Needling for Back Pain: Back pain will affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Whether in conjunction with chiropractic care, or as a stand-alone treatment, needling can help alleviate the symptoms of pain and discomfort. The most common cause of non-specific back pain is muscle strain. These strains can be triggered by poor posture, bending/twisting in an unnatural manner, lifting objects or weights incorrectly, overstretching, and overuse to name a few. Needling provides pain relief by releasing areas where the muscles are too tight while also helping to bring tone to muscles that are too weak. Addressing the musculoskeletal components surrounding your pain help revert your muscles back to normal function, taking tension off the joints, all to assist your in coping with your normal daily activities.
Reducing Inflammation to Improve Muscle Healing and Mobility: Functional needling can aid muscle and tissue repair in the case of sports injuries, tendinitis, and other painful conditions involving muscles, tendons, and the associated joints. Local needling at the site of inflammation triggers the release of certain chemicals which results in a natural anti-inflammatory effect, leading to decreased pain and swelling.
Restoring Functional Movement: Similar to the mechanism of dealing with back pain, functional needling can be used for any part of the body. Whether dealing with an acute or chronic condition from trauma, overuse, or ongoing stress, acupuncture can restore tight, shortened muscles to their normal resting state. It achieves this through the release of painful trigger points and muscle spasms which will improve joint and muscle mobility.
Some of the most common conditions we see in our office, which are also recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effectively treated through needling administration include the following:
Your experience with functional needling will be unique to you, but most who have this treatment will feel an overall sense of calm and relaxation. Following the treatments most people report that they feel regenerated and energized, and of course a reduction in pain! The tip of an acupuncture needle is designed for painless insertion: it comes to a smooth rather than a sharp point. The needles vary in length, and these lengths are intended for various areas of the body. If clinically indicated, we also utilize electro-needling and cupping therapy in addition to the needling.
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Maurer has obtained additional training to administer acupuncture safely and effectively in our expecting mothers! We want to make sure you stay as comfortable as possible as you prepare for your growing family and are here to help in any way we can!