Dry Needling Fort Collins CO

understanding how acupuncture works

Dry needling in Fort Collins CO is a procedure in which a tiny needle is used to treat muscular trigger points that are causing pain and discomfort.

A muscle trigger point is a hyperirritable region along a band of skeletal muscle fibers that is highly localized. These are found all over the body and have a role in the production and maintenance of pain and discomfort.

Trigger points can form in a muscle as a result of referred or local pain, inflammation, tissue injury, or other factors.

Trigger points were the major source of pain in as many as 85 percent of pain-related encounters with a primary care doctor, according to studies from the United States.

Conditions Dry Needling Can Help With in Fort Collins CO:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ
  • Sciatica
  • Runner's Knee
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Migraines
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Hand / Wrist / Shoulder Tenonitis
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Neck / Mid / Low Back Pain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • & many other muscle pains & spasms

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

Dry Needling employs the same tools as acupuncture, but for a different theoretical reason. Acupuncture is used to assist in achieving equilibrium in the body by unblocking qi through specific meridians. Dry Needling puts a needle into a specific trigger point that is producing pain or suffering. Acupuncture goes around the area, while dry needling goes straight to the source.


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8:00am - 12:00pm
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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Advanced Healthcare Chiropractic

2531 S Shields St #2h
Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 472-8333