Dry Needling in Chattanooga TN

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Our clinic offers dry needling in Chattanooga TN, a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into trigger points or areas of tight muscle fibers to relieve pain and improve mobility.

How Does Dry Needling In Chattanooga TN Work?

The therapy works by causing a small, controlled injury to the affected area, which can trigger the body's natural healing response and help to release tension in the muscles and soft tissues. Dry needling is often used to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic pain, muscle tension, and spasms and may also be used to improve athletic performance or prevent injury. While dry needling is generally considered safe, there may be some minor side effects, such as soreness or bruising at the insertion site.

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique in physical therapy and healthcare to manage musculoskeletal pain and improve overall physical well-being. It involves the insertion of thin, solid needles, similar to acupuncture needles, into specific trigger points or tight muscle knots within the body. These trigger points are often sources of pain and discomfort, as they can cause muscle tension, restricted range of motion, and referred pain to other areas of the body.

The term "dry needling" emphasizes the absence of any injectable substance being introduced into the body, as opposed to techniques like wet needling, which involve the injection of medications or solutions. Instead, dry needling relies on the needle's mechanical stimulation to release tension, reduce pain, and promote healing.

During a dry needling session, a trained and licensed healthcare provider, such as a physical therapist or chiropractor, carefully inserts the needles into the targeted trigger points or muscle knots. The needle insertion may cause a brief discomfort, but most patients generally tolerate it well. Once inserted, the practitioner may manipulate the needles to elicit a "twitch response," a brief involuntary muscle contraction. This twitch response helps release the tension and improve blood flow to the area, facilitating the body's natural healing processes.

The benefits of dry needling include:

  1. Pain Relief: Dry needling can help alleviate pain associated with various musculoskeletal conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, and overuse injuries.
  2. Improved Range of Motion: By releasing muscle tension and tightness, dry needling can enhance flexibility and joint mobility, making it easier to perform daily activities and exercise.
  3. Faster Recovery: Many patients experience quicker recovery times when dry needling is incorporated into their treatment plans, as it can accelerate the healing process.
  4. Enhanced Muscle Function: Dry needling can help restore normal muscle function by reducing muscle spasms and improving muscle activation patterns.
  5. Targeted Treatment: Dry needling allows healthcare providers to target problematic areas precisely, making it a valuable addition to comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.


7:00am - 11:00am

7:00am - 11:00am

7:00am - 11:00am

7:00am - 11:00am


Saturday & Sunday

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Apple Rehab Group

7446 Shallowford Rd #108
Chattanooga, TN 37421

(423) 855-7376