Our technique of dry needling called “Neuro – Needling” is profoundly rooted from and based on intent. Our intent is to stimulate and invoke a reaction of intelligence from the basic cell structure up to and including the central nervous system. Think about an emergency flair that helps to locate you when you need help. Our intent is further to create and cause change in the cell tissue structures. All cells have levels of intelligence, responsibility, communication and function. Sometimes as a result of injuries, trauma or other forms of stress a cell or structure begins a path of healing. Sometimes, chronic injury and stress along with other obstacles prevent complete, optimum and whole healing in the structure. The process becomes incomplete. The pain cycle never finds it’s end and becomes a perpetual loop.
In the presence of a pathologic, abnormal function in tissue cells that are likely causing aberrant signals/sensations of pain, the flairs are going up, but no one sees them. Neuro-Needling provokes a stimulus requiring action. Now we are sending up a bigger flair to get the brains attention. All systems and structures are under the direct observation and influence of the central nervous system. Communication must be produced and/or stimulated between the pathologic tissue and the central nervous system. When this occurs, the process of pain reduction, healing and repair may now take place.
When we insert a needle into pathologic tissue here is one of the major changes that occurs: Fascia! Fascia is a unique tissue substance that holds things together. It fills in between soft tissues and provides a great deal of support. When a structure becomes injured the fascia changes. It goes from a healthy network structure like an elaborate organized spiderweb to random blotches, tangled masses and knots. It becomes far less effective in its function. When the needle is inserted restructuring occurs and it becomes more normal not only in appearance but function as well. There have been references to fascia’s communication potentially with the nerve system. Whatever the case, when this restructuring occurs, pain and excess fluids dissipate.
Most of our patients have a 50-100% reduction in symptoms and improvement in function after the first treatment. The healing process takes about 48 to 72 hours. Patients usually have different times and duration before needing another treatment. Those who do not cause further trauma or stress to the sight do not seem to require follow-up. Some who endure constant stress, trauma, and injury require more. The average for most is 2 to 3 months before needing more assistance. Our patients who’ve been to other professionals for Dry Needling report that they require fewer visits to our office for their pain, which certainly save them BIG on out of pocket expenses. When you add up the cost of a physician referral, along with multiple co-pays from multiple visits elsewhere, our cash rate usually save people a lot of money.
We commonly see people with TMJ disorders. But next would probably be patients with shoulder and knee problems. We do provide services for other body regions as well.