Functional Dry Needling (FDN)

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Looking for an excellent sciatica treatment in Grande Prairie? We are here to help you

If your quest is about finding the best sciatica remedy in Grande Prairie, then you have come to the right place. We are a renowned name in the sphere of exceptional physiotherapy techniques, and have helped a number of patients with low back pain and sciatica. One of the latest techniques that we use to treat such problems is through functional dry needling (FDN). It is an effective and popular sciatica remedy in Grande Prairie.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the human body. When this nerve gets irritated or compressed, it can refer pain from lower back down to the foot. Sciatica can be caused by many reasons. However, it is commonly caused by compression of the sciatic nerve by tight muscles in the lower back or piriformis muscles in the hip joint. Trigger points in the lower back or piriformis muscle can make them short and tight.

WHAT ARE TRIGGER POINTS?

These are small knots present within the muscles, which are known as trigger points. These points are often tense or sore to touch. These can be a reason for increase in pain, limited motion, and decreased functional performance. The trigger points can get worse over time, if left untreated.

There are 2 types of trigger points:

Active: This type of trigger points causes referred pain and weakness. Pressure on the active trigger point can reproduce referred pain. Active trigger points are developed because of several factors, like trauma, temperature changes, or poor posture.

Latent: This type of trigger point is not painful. Applying pressure on them can cause localized tenderness. However, they can cause stiffness and weakness in the muscle. They can be quiet for many years. Latent trigger point can become active due to overloading, poor posture, illness, stress and a cold draft

Functional dry needling (FDN) can release or decompress the sciatic nerve by reducing the muscle tension in the lower back and piriformis muscles. FDN is an effective technique to reduce adverse muscle tone, trigger points, and muscle knots bands that often cause pain and dysfunction. It is a dry needling technique that includes the use of sterile and single-use needles. With this process, a reflex relaxation is produced in the muscle, which further helps in relieving pressure on nerve, tender joint structures, bursal sacs and tendons. Before providing this treatment, we do a thorough examination to determine if it is the right treatment technique for you.

IS DRY NEEDLING PAINFUL?

Most of the people do not feel a significant discomfort and pain during the insertion of the needle. However, few clients report mild soreness for a day or two after the treatment. Although, you can reduce the soreness with the application of heat or ice, or by drinking plenty of fluids.

When the needle hit the trigger point, the patient may experience muscle twitch. It is called a “twitch response” caused due to sudden change in pressure by inserting the needle into the trigger point.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE PROCEDURE TO WORK?

In general cases, you can see the result right away, having an improved flexibility. However, it can take up to two days to show a major improvement with your pain.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

You may experience bruising or post treatment soreness. The rarest side effects of this treatment is pneumothorax (while treating the mid back), but with taking proper precaution this can easily avoided. We will let you know about any risk associated with the particular area being treated. We can assure about providing you with the finest sciatica treatment in Grande Prairie.

No matter, what age you are or how major your problem is, we can find out the best possible treatment for you. With a plenty of options to treat muscle pain and dysfunction, we can offer you the finest sciatica treatment in Grande Prairie. We can assure you will be pleased once you get started with our treatment program.

Other conditions that can be treated using dry needling:

  • Rotator cuff injurie
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Impingement syndromes
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervico-genic headaches
  • Patellar Femoral Syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Groin Strain
  • Shin-splints, Compartment Syndrome
  • Achilles tendinopathies
WHAT DOES DRY NEEDLING TREAT?
NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
  • Disk and Nerve Problems
  • Neck Pain
  • TMJ
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Upper Back and Shoulder
LOW BACK AND HIP PAIN
  • Low Back Pain
  • Herniated or Bulging Disk
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
RUNNING INJURIES
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Hamstring Strain