Dry needling has become an increasingly popular option for patients suffering from painful muscle tightness. Similar to acupuncture, this safe and effective treatment utilizes thin monofilament needles to decrease muscle tightness, increase blood flow and ensure a faster recovery from injury.
During the treatment, thin monofilament needles are directed to the affected areas of the body, which may include the shoulder, hip, neck or back. Once inserted into the skin, these needles enter the trigger points in the injured tissues, and engage a twitch response that works out the tightness and discomfort.
Dry needling is a minimally invasive and relatively painless process, and is performed as a compliment to other rehabilitation efforts.
The treatment may be recommended following an evaluation by one of our licensed physical therapists or Chiropractic Medicine provider.
Dry needling services are provided by Chiropractic Medicine provider Jalen Banks, DC and certified physical therapist Holli Finneren, PT, DPT, C.TPDN from the Watson Clinic Center for Specialized Rehabilitation at 2190 E. County Road 540A in Lakeland.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-680-7718.