What do laser and dry needling have in common?

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What do laser and dry needling have in common?

They both have the potential to help you feel better…faster.

So how do they work? Read on to learn more.

Laser therapy causes chemical reactions at the cellular level. The photon energy accelerates the healing process, increases metabolism and improves circulation at the site of injury. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of acute pain and injury, inflammation, chronic pain and post-operative conditions. It has been shown to accelerate the healing of damaged nerves, tendons and muscle tissue.

Dry Needling is a technique used to treat trigger points as well as other soft tissue, joint or nerve injuries using solid metal filament needles. These are the same needles used in acupuncture. Inserting the needle creates mechanical, chemical, and neurophysiological changes in the muscle, nerves, connective tissues and joints. Dry needling can create a reactive inflammatory process at the site of insertion thereby stimulating the body’s physiological healing process. This leads to improved blood flow and oxygen in your muscle, improved range of motion, decreased irritability of your muscle, and improved activation of your muscle. Dry needling provides an optimal stimulus to encourage healing with the goal of normalizing the function of your injured tissue.

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