Although similar to acupuncture, dry needling is its own unique form of therapy. In this treatment, thin needles are placed in the skin to target the body’s trigger points, which are common causes of chronic aches and pains. The treatment is called “dry” needling because there are no medications or oils applied to the needle; the insertion of the needle alone is enough to achieve the desired results. The main difference between dry needling and acupuncture is that dry needling stimulates parts specific trigger points while acupuncture is meant to restore flow in the body.
Valencia Sports Medicine offers dry needling to patients with migraines, back pain, and other conditions the treatment may benefit. This procedure is performed by a highly trained and qualified staff that can guide you through every step of the treatment.
Call (661) 490-9221 if you are interested in dry needling or other alternative medicine treatments in Santa Clarita.
Pain & Trigger Points
Trigger points are tight bands of muscle found within muscle groups. You may feel a trigger point as a tender spot on the body. Though the trigger point may be the cause of pain, the discomfort may not be around the trigger point itself. The strain from a trigger point can reach to various parts of the body and even cause headaches.
In dry needling, a needle is placed in or near a trigger point to deactivate it. This can help to treat:
- Carpal tunnel
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Tension headaches
This is not an exhausting list of what dry needling can treat. Our knowledgeable staff can help you decide if dry needling would be a good treatment for your condition.
Work With a Highly Skilled Staff
Dry needling is safe, but should never be performed by amateurs. The therapists at Valencia Sports Medicine have extensive training in dry needling techniques. They know how to locate trigger points and apply the treatment in just the right spot to achieve results. Our staff will be happy to address your concerns and answer your questions if you feel apprehensive about the procedure.