Dry Needling in Gretna & Belle Chasse

Dry Needling Belle Chasse & Gretna, LA

Dry Needling is a technique used by physical therapists to treat muscle tension, alleviate pain and restore mobility. A “dry” needle, one without medication or any injection, is inserted through the skin into painful or knotted areas of the muscles, tendons or ligaments. The needles are able to treat very deep parts of the muscles a physical therapist could not get to with his or her hands alone.

What are the benefits benefits?

The primary objective is to release trigger points to relieve pain and improve mobility. This technique can improve pain control, reduce muscle tension and overall help speed up a patient’s return to active rehabilitation.

When to use Dry Needling?

This approach can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal issues from head to toe  including neck or back pain, muscle spasms, hip or knee pain, headaches, and much more. It is performed along with other traditional physical therapy exercises to provide a holistic approach to healing.

Does it hurt?

For most patients, this technique causes little to no discomfort or pain. At Rehab Access, physical therapists strive to make our patients feel as comfortable and painless as possible. When the needles are inserted, your muscles may experience a “twitch response” or contraction, but it will be followed by relaxation.

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

This practice is a westernized form of Acupuncture. The same needles are used in both, however this practice and technique is based on Western medicine and research versus the Chinese “chi” theory used in Acupuncture.

Dry Needling at Rehab Access

Rehab Access offers this approach at both the Gretna and Belle Chasse clinics. Our physical therapists are trained and certified in the latest dry needling techniques. Most importantly our patients find relief and healing from this technique.

Dry Needling, combined with other Rehab Access physical therapy methods, offers swift pain relief and improved mobility.  Contact us today at Belle Chasse & Gretna, LA Centers to learn more about dry needling treatment. Schedule your free consultation or schedule an appointment today.