DRY NEEDLING in Centennial CO

What it is, Why it helps:

Amazing service! I started dry needling a few months back and have never felt better. Dr. Taylor Ptacek is a miracle worker. Would highly recommend all of his services!

Ryan F.

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is an innovative technique used by chiropractors

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting thin, solid needles (similar to acupuncture needles) directly into trigger points or tight muscle bands in the body. Unlike acupuncture, which is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on energy flow, dry needling is firmly based on Western medicine principles.
What Is Dry Needling
The primary goal of dry needling is to release muscle tension and alleviate pain. It's a minimally invasive procedure that can have a profound impact on your overall well-being.

What Conditions We Treat with Dry Needling:

  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Calf Pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee Pain
  • Trigger Points
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Tendinitis

How Dry Needling Differs From Acupuncture

Dry Needling and Acupuncture are two different therapies.

Dry needling is based in western medicine, whereas acupuncture is based in eastern medicine. Dry needling primarily focuses on treating musculoskeletal pain, trigger points, and muscle dysfunction. It does not involve manipulating energy flow or meridians but instead aims to release muscle tension, reduce pain, and improve muscle function.
Dry needling targets specific trigger points or tight muscle bands directly at the site of pain or muscle dysfunction. The needles are inserted into localized areas of muscle tension or knots. The primary goal of dry needling is to release muscle tension and alleviate pain. It is often used as part of a physical therapy or chiropractic treatment plan to address specific musculoskeletal issues.

Benefits of Dry Needling

Pain Relief:

Dry needling can provide rapid and long-lasting relief from musculoskeletal pain, helping you get back to your daily activities pain-free.

Improved Mobility:

By releasing muscle tension, dry needling can enhance your flexibility and range of motion.

Enhanced Healing:

This technique stimulates the body's natural healing processes, promoting tissue repair.

Reduced Inflammation:

Dry needling can help reduce inflammation in the targeted areas, further alleviating pain.


Dry needling is minimally invasive and involves very little discomfort, making it a great alternative to more invasive procedures.

Conditions Treated with Dry Needling

Muscle Pain:

Dry needling can effectively target painful, tight muscles, promoting relaxation and pain relief.

Chronic Pain:

Individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions like lower back pain, neck pain, and fibromyalgia often find relief through dry needling.

Sports Injuries:

Athletes can benefit from dry needling to speed up the recovery process and enhance performance.


Tension headaches and migraines can be mitigated through dry needling by addressing muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.

Why Choose Us For Dry Needling:

Experienced Chiropractors:

Our chiropractors are highly trained and experienced in the art of dry needling, ensuring your safety and comfort during the procedure.

Comprehensive Care:

We integrate dry needling into a holistic treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, combining it with chiropractic adjustments and other therapies for the best results.

Proven Results:

We have a track record of success in using dry needling to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for our patients.

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