Dry Needling

Dwight Chiropractor : Dry Needling

Dry Needling in Dwight

Dry Needling is a very effective treatment for muscle pain, spasm and tightness.  A very, very thin needle is inserted into the muscle knot (muscle trigger point) or tense muscle area for a brief moment that causes the muscle to relax.  "It's like a massage without a massage, and without the time and expense of a massage."  Medical doctors will typically inject lidocaine into the muscle to relax it which would be "wet needling" because fluid is injected, however studies show that the muscles relax just as well without the fluid injection (dry needling).  Dwight Chiropractor: Dry Needling in Dwight Illinois.

What does dry needling feel like?

The acupuncture needles that are used for dry needling are very, very thin and most people barely feel them when inserted, although individual experiences vary and different body regions vary with sensitivity. If any discomfort is experienced, it is usually mild and temporary.  Sometimes the muscle will give  a little twitch response before it relaxes that can be felt. The dry needling treatment is safe when performed by a trained professional and conducted with standardized, sterile technique.  

How do I get started?

If you suffer from muscle pain, spasm, ache or tension that comes and goes then you are likely to benefit from dry needling.


If you repeatedly seek massage care for relief then you are likely to benefit from dry needling.


Call the office at (815)584-2225 today to schedule a dry needling appointment to get started and see if dry needling is likely to benefit you.  Dr. Michael S. Smith, D.C. will discuss your problems with you and perform a detailed examination to determine if dry needling can help you. 


Convenient, Affordable and Expert Chiropractic, Massage and Dry Needling for treating Muscle Pain, Myalgia, Fibromyalgia, ​Low Back Pain, ​​Neck Pain, Headaches, Chronic Pain, Disc Disease, Disc Pain,  Pinched Nerve, Spinal DDD/DJD, Whiplash, Scoliosis, Sciatica, Leg Pain, Spasms, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Trigger Points, Herniated Disc,​Neuropathy, Osteo-Arthritis, Tendinitis, ​Tenosynovitis, Torticollis, Shoulder Bursitis, Shoulder Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Bicipital Tendinitis, Costochondritis, Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ - Jaw Dysfunction, Heel Pain, Bursitis, Ankle Pain, Ankle Sprain,  Heel Spur, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Metatarsalgia, Hallux Valgus, Plantar Neuroma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,  Hip Pointer, Hip Pain, Hip Bursitis, Hip Strain, Jumper's Knee, Knee Pain, Tennis Elbow, ​Golfer's Elbow, Elbow Epicondylitis, Knee Sprain, Knee Meniscus Injury, Knee ACL Injury, Knee Collateral Ligament Injury, Chondromalacia Patellae, Patella Pain,  Quadriceps Strain, Hip Bursa, ​IT Band Pain.  

Introduction to Dry Needling

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Dry Needling for Headaches Video

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Dry Needling for Heel Pain Video

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Dry Needling for Sciatica Video

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Dry Needling of Runner's Calf Muscle Video

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