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Dry Needling Therapy

a practitioner inserting a dry needle into a patient's back

Get Dry Needling Therapy in Jacksonville, FL

Dry needling is a recognized therapy method used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, mobility and pain-related issues. Dry needling can help with muscle pain and tightness, a sports injury, joint pain or have a chronic pain condition, dry needling can help you find relief.

If you are experiencing discomfort and limited mobility, it is important to address it immediately. Reach out to Seven Bridges Chiropractic today and get started on your wellness journey!

Conditions We Treat with Dry Needling

Dry needling is often a part of a holistic treatment plan for the following conditions:

Muscle Pain and Trigger Points

Dry needling addresses any localized knots or tight bands in the muscles that can contribute to discomfort and restricted movement.

Joint Pain

Dry needling can be incorporated into the treatment of joint pain, especially when the pain is associated with muscle tightness or dysfunction.

Chronic Pain Conditions

Dry needling can help  with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic lower back pain.

Headaches and Migraines

 individuals can find relief from tension-type headaches or migraines through dry needling, particularly when muscle tension contributes to their symptoms.

Sports Injuries

Manage pain and enhance recovery from sports-related injuries, including strains, sprains, and overuse injuries.

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Conditions such as neck pain, whiplash injuries and shoulder pain may be treated with dry needling to target specific muscle tightness and dysfunction.

What to Expect During a Dry Needling Session

If you have not yet experienced dry needling treatments, here is an outline of the process to help you feel more comfortable. 

Assessment and Evaluation

Before starting treatment, Dr. Dalton will review your medical history and current condition. She may ask about your symptoms, pain levels and other relevant medical information to determine if dry needling is right for you. After that a physical examination may be necessary to find your trigger points and muscle tension.

Informed Consent

The dry needling treatment process will be fully explained upfront and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. 


Needle Insertion

Depending on the area being treated, you will be asked to either lie face down or face up on the treatment table. After sterilizing your skin, a thin, sterilized needle will gently be inserted into the areas of pain, tight muscle or trigger point. Once the needles are in place, they are manipulated by gently twirling or moving them. 


Duration of Session

Dry needling usually lasts around 15-30 minutes depending on the treatment and the individual’s response. 



The entire time the process is taking place, Dr. Dalton will communicate with you to ensure you are comfortable and are not feeling discomfort. You are encouraged to communicate any discomfort or concerns at any time. 

What Our Patients Say

5 stars reviews.
This is by far the best experience with a Chiropractor I've ever had. Dr. Dalton is very thorough, and is really informative. You can tell she is passionate about her job, and takes a lot of pride in making sure you get the most out of your adjustments and time with her. I'm not sure a google review can honest convey how ecstatic I am with the treatment Dr. Dalton has provided! If you go you will not regret it! I always leave feeling an improved sense of well-being. I can't wait for my next appointment!

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Learn More About Dry Needling Therapy

Dry needling is a technique that should only be performed by a trained and licensed medical professional. Have questions about the process before jumping in? Learn more about the technique below. 


What is Dry Needling Therapy?

Dry needling has become increasingly popular in the fields of chiropractic, physical therapy and pain management. This therapeutic technique, which originated from traditional Chinese acupuncture, focuses on inserting thin needles into specific trigger points or muscle knots. The goal is to relieve pain and enhance muscle function.

How Does a Dry Needling Treatment Work?

Dry needling focuses on myofascial trigger points, which are tight muscle fibers causing pain and limited movement. Unlike wet needling, dry needling does not involve injecting substances into the body. Instead, it uses needles to stimulate nerves, triggering a series of neurological responses that can help alleviate pain. The needles also enhance blood flow and oxygen supply to the muscles, promoting muscle relaxation and supporting the body's healing process.

Does Dry Needling Hurt?

Many people may feel a brief sensation during the needle insertion. The feeling differs from person to person, but most people report feeling a quick pinch or prick. 

Benefits of Dry Needling

Dry needling offers a wide range of advantages, including alleviating pain, increasing flexibility, and enhancing muscle performance. It is commonly used as a crucial component of a holistic treatment approach for different musculoskeletal issues like persistent pain, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders. Outcomes may differ for each person, there is evidence that dry needling enhances an individual's overall quality of life following dry needling sessions.

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Includes: consultation, examination, posture screening, muscle release treatment and adjustment treatments.

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