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Quality Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Falls Church, VA & Herndon, VA

Dry Needling Specialist

When patients are in need of pain relief, the chiropractors at Quality Chiropractic offer dry needling services at their offices in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia.

Dry Needling Q & A

What is dry needling?

Dry Needling is designed to restore full function to a muscle locked in dysfunctional movement. It consists of sterile needles inserted into the meat of stiff, locked, or otherwise dysfunctional muscles. Through the process of creating small tears in the muscle, similar to weight training, the muscle responds by flooding the affected area with blood to facilitate healing. As the muscle heals, it returns to its normal function while reducing the level of pain experienced by the patient. Additionally, the myofascial bands around the muscles will reduce in stiffness restoring movement. The doctors at Quality Chiropractic are skilled in the use of dry needling to help a patient recover faster and more effectively from injury.  

How does dry needling help?

Dry needling targets trigger points in the body to reduce pain threshold as well as restore movement. As the muscles heal, the patient experiences improved physical functionality and movement. Dry needling is typically used in conjunction with other therapies and interventions to unlock stiff and under functioning muscles. In addition, Dry needling can cause improved muscle restoration through the blood that is stimulated to come to the area of the injury. As the muscle heals, patients will notice that they have less pain, discomfort, and stiffness. Contact your doctor at Quality Chiropractic to see if you’re a candidate for dry needling.

What are trigger points?

Trigger points are micro spasms in the muscle. Typically forming in the center of the muscle, trigger points can cause significant pain and discomfort for those experiencing them. Often referred to as “knots,” trigger points are a common source of discomfort for many patients. Additionally, trigger points can go unnoticed due to referred pain. Referred pain is when a tension or spasm in one area of the body causes discomfort or pain in another area of the body. Tight muscles in the neck or jaw can lead to headaches, and these headaches will often not reside until the muscles in the affected area are treated. The doctors at Quality Chiropractic are skilled in identifying when muscles are causing pain or if there is a corresponding trigger point that is causing the dysfunction. Contact one of our doctors today if you are having pain that doesn’t seem to go away.

Insurance

Most insurance plans are accepted at our chiropractic offices. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Because there are so many insurance plans out there, and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge.

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    "For 20 years I've been a patient of Quality Chiropractic and Rehab, the whole team has provided me with top notch care over the years."

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    "I've been to several chiropractors before and this practice has been my best experience so far. The office staff is also very friendly and will work with you..."

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    "I've had very good experiences with Quality Chiropractic. I went to see them when my baby was in a posterior position shortly before giving birth."

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    "The entire staff is extremely polite and welcoming, and the office itself has an "everything will be alright" feeling to it."

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    "I would highly recommend any of the doctors at Quality Chiropractic but especially Dr. Dana and Dr. D'Amato with any of your children or during your pregnancy."

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    "She educated me on the specific soft tissue techniques that chiropractors can utilize to allow the baby to turn naturally... Would highly recommend..."

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    "My doctor Dana Shillington is so knowledgeable, talented, thorough and has really taken time to learn about me and my problems..."

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    "After seeing Dr. D'Amato and others, the baby rotated to the correct position for birth. I have found all the doctors to be very professional, knowledgeable, and warm."

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