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Dry Needling Therapy in Jacksonville, FL

Dry needling therapy is a recognized treatment method for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, mobility and pain-related issues. 

This therapeutic technique, which originated from traditional Chinese acupuncture, focuses on inserting thin needles into specific trigger points or muscle knots to relieve pain and enhance muscle function.

Chiropractor Dalton Tolliver is specially trained in dry needling and can provide it as a standalone service or as part of a holistic treatment plan. If you are experiencing discomfort and limited mobility, it is important to address it immediately. Contact Seven Bridges Chiro today!

How Dry Needling Can Help

hands inserting dry needles into a patients upper back.

Dry needling focuses on myofascial trigger points, which are tight muscle fibers causing pain and limited movement. This treatment 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.

Conditions Dry Needling Treats

Dry needling helps with muscle pain and tightness, a sports injury, joint pain or a chronic pain condition. It 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.

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. 

Chiropractor performing hip release

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