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Available at Grayhawk Family Chiropractic with Dr. Aaron Palmieri DC
Located on the southwest corner of Pinnacle Peak Rd. and Pima Rd. - North Scottsdale, AZ 85255
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a 'Trigger Point'. There is no injectable solution and typically the needle which is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary drastically from patient to patient. Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp — which is often referred to as a 'twitch response'. The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue. The patient may only feel the cramping sensation locally or they may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which they are seeking treatment. A reproduction of their pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the patient's symptoms. Typically positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms. Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits.
Welcome to Grayhawk Family Chiropractic
|Monday||8:00 - 5:00|
|Tuesday||8:00 - 5:30|
|Wednesday||8:00 - 5:00|
|Thursday||8:00 - 5:30|
|Friday||8:00 - 3:00|
|8:00 - 5:00||8:00 - 5:30||8:00 - 5:00||8:00 - 5:30||8:00 - 3:00|
Drs. Frank and Sarah are extremely skilled in chiropractic care. They utilize powerful, cutting edge techniques such as the Graston Technique, trigger point therapy, chiropractic manipulation, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, to alleviate pain. In addition, they teach their patients how to strengthen their muscles and protect against relapse. Their personalities are warm, compassionate and attentive. Despite a crowded waiting room, they always take extra time to treat their patients and ensure they are feeling better.