P3 Physical Therapy is the only certified myofascial trigger point therapy clinic in El Paso, providing a revolutionary new way to provide physical therapy and pain relief. We believe in dry needling’s ability to offer a drug-free way to treat muscle tightness and chronic pain relief.
What Is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a safe and effective technique for addressing neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement issues. This method targets trigger points, which are the local contracture or tight bands in a muscle fiber. Trigger points can cause pain, tenderness, restrict range of motion, and disrupt overall muscle function. For this method, we employ a thin monofilament needle to manipulate trigger points.
A Reliable Solution to Pain
While still a relatively unknown procedure to many, this method is a proven physical therapy option. As such, it has swept the physical therapy world by storm. Below are just a few reasons why PTs and patients alike benefit from this method:
- A gentle, minimally invasive procedure
- Does not require medication
- Can target a wide range of common and uncommon conditions
- Compatible with other physical therapy methods
Common Issues We Can Treat
Due to this method’s nature, it can be used as a solitary treatment method or supplementary method of treatment for many conditions. Below are just a few conditions that can be treated, at least in part, by dry needling:
- Muscle tightness
- Musculoskeletal dysfunctions
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Dry Needling The Same As Acupuncture?
While dry needling and acupuncture both employ needles, the similarities end there. Acupuncture is the use of needles to manipulate Qi (pronounced “chi”) or energy to alleviate pain or ailments. Needles are often left in place for a period of time to manipulate energy flow across muscles and organs.
Dry needling, by contrast, is an evidence-based procedure used for the treatment of specific conditions. This method has seen verifiable success in the treatment of a variety of conditions ranging across the entire body.
Is Dry Needling Painful?
If performed by a trained professional, this method is not at all painful. At most, patients will report mild discomfort or slight aches. During the process, our physical therapists gently insert the needles and manipulate trigger points in a short time, reducing discomfort.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The amount of treatments you may need is highly dependent on your condition(s) and goals for your therapy. Some patients have found their results in 1-2 sessions, while it may take longer for others. Our therapists strive to treat our patients in as few treatment sessions as possible.
Contact P3 Physical Therapy Today to Live a Happier, Pain-Free Tomorrow!
Dry needling is a revolutionary but simple treatment method that has a wide variety of benefits and applications. Contact our team today to learn more about our dry needling services and how they can help you!