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Dry Needling in Bozeman, MT
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Therapeutic Dry Needling is a skilled intervention, utilized by doctors of chiropractors and other certified medical professionals to ease pain and promote healing.

What is Dry Needling Treatment?

Dry needling is a manual therapy in which fine needles are inserted into myofascial trigger points (painful knots in muscles), tendons, ligaments, or fascia with a goal of increasing blood flow in an injured region and stimulating a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. Dry needling is NOT Oriental Medicine Acupuncture, that is, it does not have the purpose of altering the energy flow (“chi”) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of disease. Therapeutic Dry Needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, back pain, sciatica, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and more.

Dry Needling Therapy

Dry Needle Therapy Gaining Popularity in Bozeman, MT

Dry needle therapy, also known as dry needling, is a technique that has been gaining popularity in recent years for its numerous health benefits. This non-invasive procedure involves the insertion of thin needles into specific trigger points in the body to alleviate pain and promote healing. Bozeman, MT has seen a surge in interest and demand for dry needle therapy as more individuals seek alternative treatments for their ailments.

Post Dry Needling Treatment Recommendations:

  • Rest treated area for 24 hours
  • Avoid strenuous / athletic activities for 48 hours
  • Apply heat to treated tissues for 15 minutes every 3 hours
  • No OTC anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Aspirin, Aleve)
  • Increase water intake

Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Needle Therapy

How does dry needling therapy work?

Dry needling uses a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points, myofascial centers, and muscular and connective tissues. The needle allows a your chiropractor to directly target and treat affected tissues.

Is dry needling painful?

Your experience may vary, but most patients report pressure or aching at an intensity 1-2/10.  Some describe the sensation of a thread passing through the muscle, but almost none say it is painful.

How long have chiropractors been dry needling?

Dr Jon Wilhelm, founder of Pro Chiro has been trained and effectively using dry needling for nearly a decade.  Before Physical Therapist were even authorized to use this modality in Montana, the team at Pro Chiro was helping athletes achieve with dry needle therapy.

How long does it take for dry needling to work?

Typically, improved mobility is immediate and decreased pain is felt within 24 hours. It may take a few treatment sessions (twice a week for 2-3 weeks) for a lasting positive effect.

What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling?

They use the same instrument, but theory, practice, and approach are unique to each.  Acupuncture treats for the purpose of altering the flow of Qi (or energy) along traditional Chinese meridians while dry needling follows evidence-informed guidelines, recommended trigger point locations, and dosages for the treatment of specific neuromusculoskeletal diagnoses.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

Jackie Clark
Jackie Clark
Dr. Tanner Clark is a great Chiropractor! I had low back pain due to an injury as an athlete in college. He helped me to return to sports and the outdoor activities that I love!
Coriann Thompson
Coriann Thompson
My neck was getting so bad I wasn't sleeping and could hardly put my shoes on. I finally decided to go in. Dr. Tanner Clark will take care of you! He is very personable. He listened to what issues I had and my history with my neck problems. He relieved pain on my first appointment and gave me exercises and ways to continue helping me. I will defiantly be going back to him when problems come up again! Thank you Tanner!
John A Belschwender
John A Belschwender
Dr Eric was able to help with my neck pain and suggested exercises to help strengthen my weak ankle. Overall a positive experience.
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Omar D Casas
I have been to other chiropractors but this is the first time I go through the real experience. The ladies in tue front office are really nice and Dr Erik knowledgeable and profesional.
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Rydell & Alli Floyd
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Our staff and your personal family chiropractor will explain how chiropractic care works, and answer any questions you might have. After a thorough evaluation, we will customize a treatment plan that’s the best fit for your family member’s condition, goals, preferences, and lifestyle.

Disclaimer: If you are feeling light headed, or have trouble breathing, chest pain, or any other symptoms that concern you after treatment present to the ED and call your doctor right away. If you have other questions or concerns call Pro Chiropractic at (406) 388-9915.

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