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Dry Needling in Carmel, Indiana

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Dry Needling in Carmel, Indiana Dry Needling at The Center for Fully Functional Health

Dry Needling is an outpatient treatment similar to acupuncture in which fine, short stainless steel needles (25-gauge or thinner) are inserted into your skin and muscle at trigger points to relieve your pain and inflammation. Your muscles contract in reaction to treatment, which helps alleviate the symptoms of your condition. At The Center For Fully Functional Health in Carmel, IN, dry needling can help you achieve your goal of being Fully Functional®, which means you’re feeling your healthiest, most productive, and most joy-filled self. Enter a zone where your everyday activities are no longer dictated by pain, weariness, or tension.

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling aims to relieve discomfort, inactivate trigger points, and restore function to muscle tissue. Dry Needling may help with shoulder, neck, heel, hip, and back pain, among other musculoskeletal conditions. It is seldom performed as a stand-alone therapy. Instead, it is often used as part of a broader physical therapy program that includes other traditional physical therapy modalities. Sports Medicine Physical Therapy at The Center for Fully Functional Health offers a comprehensive and optimally tailored treatment plan to support your best physical performance and comfort.

What are the benefits of Dry Needling?

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Dry Needling may effectively alleviate certain types of muscle pain and stiffness. Additionally, reducing the tension at your trigger points may help to enhance your flexibility and range of motion. As a result, dry needling is often utilized to treat sports injuries, muscular pain, and even pain associated with fibromyalgia or other autoimmune conditions.

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What's the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Stainless steel needles are used in both acupuncture and Dry Needling, and both methods promise to alleviate pain. However, acupuncture focuses on opening channels of energy in various areas of the body, while Dry Needling offers much more direct stimulation of specific pain points designed to trigger immediate muscle release and pain relief. Make an informed decision about your treatment options by understanding the differences. Then, schedule your Dry Needling consultation at The Center for Fully Functional Health and trigger pain relief.

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Your Dry Needling Procedure

Dry Needling, or intramuscular stimulation, employs fine needles in your muscle or tissue at your “trigger sites.” Because the needles used do not deliver any medication to your body, the process is called “Dry” Needling. The needles help release knots of inflammation or muscle spasms to alleviate any muscular soreness or twitches that may be present. For a brief time, the needles rest in your skin, and your doctor determines the duration.

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Dry Needling Recovery & Results

Many patients report that a noticeable portion of their pain is alleviated after one session. However, depending on your treatment plan, additional treatments may be needed. Better mobility is seen immediately in many situations, and pain reduction may be felt within 24 hours. In most cases, a few therapy sessions (once a week for two to three weeks) provide long-lasting, optimal results.

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Schedule your Carmel Dry Needling session today at The Center for Fully Functional Health.

Drs. Ellen and Scott Antoine, co-founders of The Center for Fully Functional Health, are sometimes referred to as “medical detectives” or “Swiss Army knives” of the medical profession. They have decades of expertise in diagnosing the roots of inflammation, autoimmune, and chronic disease and developing treatment strategies that reduce symptoms while restoring you to becoming Fully Functional. They frequently recommend treatments like Dry Needling with their highly qualified on-site Physical Therapist, Lauren Boscaini (PT, DPT, CMTPT).

Tens of thousands of patients have benefited from The Center for Fully Functional Health’s five-step unique protocol and tailored treatment programs, including a range of supplements/nutraceuticals and modalities. We can improve your health and your life by working together. Learn more about how Dry Needling can help you by scheduling your appointment today.

Dry NeedlingFrequently Asked Questions

The needle does not hurt when inserted since it is so thin. However, when placed into the muscle, the needle may cause your muscle to twitch, making it feel uncomfortable. For a day or two, you may feel a bit of muscular soreness or tightness, similar to working out.

Dry Needling is considered low-risk. However, it is vital to have an experienced Clinician like the medical team at CFFH. Some side effects include bleeding, bruising, and soreness at the therapy site.

While evidence shows that Dry Needling is a safe and effective way to treat and manage pain, certain insurance companies may not cover the cost. Payment is due at the time of service, and The Center for Fully Functional Health will provide an invoice for you to submit your insurance carrier. We cannot guarantee coverage or reimbursement.

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The Center for Fully Functional Health® is led by a team of award-winning, internationally recognized physicians, committed to providing personalized, life-changing care.

40 North Rangeline Rd. Carmel, IN 46032