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Dry Needling in Morley

person during dry needling sessionChiropractic care can be very helpful in addressing subluxations in the joints of the spine. But in many cases, soft tissues in the area have also been affected. In such cases, modalities designed to address specific soft tissue issues can augment and facilitate more complete healing.

At Morley Chiropractic, we offer a range of soft tissue modalities, including dry needling. This technique focuses on myofascial trigger points, which can become very tight and are hypersensitive areas in skeletal muscles.


How It Works

Dry needling may help release trigger points or “knots” in the muscles that keep them very tight. It’s also often quite successful in calming or eliminating muscle spasms. The therapy uses the same needles that are used in acupuncture, but employs them in a completely different way.

In acupuncture, needles are placed at specific points along the energy meridians of the body to balance the flow of energy (chi) throughout the body. This therapy originated in China thousands of years ago.

Dry needling works directly with the affected muscles. Needles are placed in the skin over an area of muscle tightness, where they cause chemicals to be released at the cellular level. These chemicals reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and cause healing nutrients to flow into the area, stimulating repair & healing.

What to Expect

Clients are sometimes nervous about the idea of needles, so our chiropractor Dr Fico explains that he never recommends care for our clients that he doesn’t receive himself. He knows exactly how it feels and what to expect, and he explains the process to put our clients’ minds at ease.

While most clients feel almost nothing when we’re placing the needles, some experience a mild prick. While the needle is doing its job, you may feel some muscle twitching or a bit of a shooting sensation. These are normal and subside within 30 seconds to one minute, as the needle helps the muscle relax and release its tension.

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