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1251 Main St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Why Pinnacle?

Pinnacle combines chiropractic care, physical therapy and many additional recovery options in one facility. By having professionals interact, our goal is to be even more effective for back pain, neck pain, headaches, work-related injuries, whiplash, shoulder pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel and many other physical ailments. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our office right away, and we can help determine what your best course of care may be. Left unattended, these ailments can worsen or result in permanent damage to your body.

Our office is located in Cuyahoga Falls in the Chapel Hill area near I-77 and Route 8 (Howe Ave. Exit). Click to schedule an exam today!

Dry Needling With Pinnacle MaxRecovery

In the world of physical therapy and chiropractic, dry needling has emerged as a powerful technique that aims to alleviate pain and promote healing. It is a specialized procedure that involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into the skin, muscles, or connective tissues, targeting specific trigger points or tight bands of muscle fibers.

Unlike traditional acupuncture, dry needling focuses primarily on musculoskeletal conditions and is rooted in the understanding of neuroanatomy and pain science. The primary goal of dry needling is to release muscular tension, improve blood flow, and stimulate the body’s natural healing response.

When a physical therapist or chiropractor performs dry needling, they carefully assess the patient’s condition, identifying areas of muscular dysfunction and pain. Once the target areas are identified, sterile needles are gently inserted into the skin, penetrating into deeper layers of tissue. The needles create a micro-trauma, initiating a cascade of physiological responses.

One of the key mechanisms behind dry needling is the stimulation of trigger points. These are hyper-irritable spots within tight bands of muscle that can contribute to pain, reduced range of motion, and functional limitations. By targeting trigger points, dry needling helps to release muscle tension, alleviate pain, and restore normal muscle function. Additionally, dry needling promotes the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals. The insertion of needles stimulates sensory nerves, triggering the production of endorphins, which can result in pain reduction and an improved sense of well-being. The increased blood flow to the treated areas is another beneficial effect of dry needling. Improved circulation brings oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, facilitating tissue repair and reducing inflammation. This enhanced blood flow also aids in the removal of metabolic waste products, promoting a healthier healing environment.

Dry needling is often used as part of our comprehensive physical therapy or chiropractic treatment plans. It may be combined with other therapeutic interventions such as manual therapy, adjustments, exercise, and patient education to address the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction.

It is important to note that dry needling should always be performed by a licensed and trained physical therapist or chiropractor with expertise in the technique. Proper assessment, accurate needle placement, and adherence to stringent safety protocols are essential to ensure optimal outcomes and minimize any potential risks. At Pinnacle, Dr. Kyle does all of our procedures and has been extensively trained and certified. 

Dry needling is a valuable tool in our arsenal at Pinnacle. Because of our massive success with musculoskeletal conditions, dry needling has become a sought-after technique for our patients seeking relief from pain and improved physical well-being. If you are interested in scheduling with Dr. Kyle for dry needling, please contact us!