Myofascial trigger points are among the leading causes of muscle pain and disability. These knots tend to form when muscles become tense due to stress, overuse or other factors. Their failure to release can perpetuate the pain cycle, which often leads to tension, inflammation, and referred pain. Dry Needling prompts these trigger points to release by inserting small needles into the tissues, which helps to create a local twitch response. This often relieves pain and inflammation in the soft tissues while improving range of motion. Because of our providers’ track record of success using this modality, Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine is a popular choice for Dry Needling in Austin.
Dry Needling has broad applicability and can be used to treat pain in many areas of the body. It typically helps patients find relief in the form of an increased range of motion, decreased pain and inflammation, improved circulation and restored functionality. In fact, its effectiveness has made it one of the most popular modalities offered at our practice. The providers at Austin Preferred use this modality to successfully treat many different conditions, including (but not limited to):
Dry Needling is most effective when combined with other physical medicine options. Consequently, our providers usually incorporate it into traditional Physical Therapy plans of care. However, some patients elect for dry needling as a standalone option.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. Additionally, you can visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.
Q: What is Dry Needling?
A: Dry Needling involves the insertion of small needles into contraction knots in the soft tissues, which can relieve pain while restoring function and range of motion.
Q: Does health insurance cover dry needling in Austin?
A: Some health insurances cover this modality, although we add a small clinical charge as well. Moreover, we also offer Dry Needling at the self-pay rate.
Q: How is Dry Needling different from acupuncture?
A: While the two modalities are similar in some ways, Dry Needling is a more targeted approach that focuses on specific sites of pain.
Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for Dry Needling?
A: The providers at Austin Preferred use this modality to effectively treat many conditions, even for patients who haven’t been able to find relief through other approaches.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.