Baptist Collierville adds new service for chronic pain sufferers
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville recently added dry needling to its array of services.
Dry needling is a form of physical therapy used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, including but not limited to spinal pain, migraines, sprains, strains, osteoarthritis, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, sports injuries and others.
The process involves the use of a very fine monofilament needle inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues to create a micro lesion within the tissue, which induces a mild inflammatory response. The body’s response to the inflammation is to increase blood flow, which relaxes the shortened tissues, and relieves the nerve inhibition. These mechanical and neuromuscular responses provide an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, which results in pain reduction.
Though commonly associated with acupuncture, dry needling is not considered to be part of Eastern medicine and is based on the research and work of the Integrative Dry Needling Institute, www.IntegrativeDryNeedling.com.
To schedule an appointment or find out more, please call 901-861-8926.
Baptist Collierville opened its doors in May 1999. With all the amenities of home, this full-service hospital sits on a 75-acre park-like campus and features extra-large patient rooms and a walking trail. Medical services include a full-service emergency room, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient surgery, a step-down unit and seven-bed intensive care unit, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, the Baptist Sleep Disorders Center, a women’s center and 81 acute care beds.