Clinical Dry Needling Billings MT

Chiropractic Billings MT Clinical Dry Needling

At our Billings MT chiropractic clinic, dry needling is used for two purposes. Mainly, it is used for the relaxation of acute and chronic tight muscles. It can also be used to stimulate the healing of tendonitis.

How Does Dry Needling Provide Relief In Billings MT

When treating chronic or acute tight painful muscles, acupuncture needles are inserted through the fascia (the thin clear lining over each muscle) and into the belly of the muscle. Needles can also be inserted into muscle trigger points (knots) to get them to release. Typically, multiple needles need to be used to get maximum relaxation of the muscle. Once inserted the needles are left in the muscle for approximately twelve minutes and then removed. When the needles are removed it causes the relaxation of both the muscle and the fascia, this allows for better blood flow to the tight muscles which causes even more relaxation. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the full benefit of dry needling depending on how long the muscle has been tight and its severity.

Conditions that are treated due to muscle tightness/spasms and muscle nerve entrapment syndromes are:

  • Upper neck nerve entrapment which leads to headaches.
  • Top of shoulder spasms and muscle knots
  • Forearm muscle/nerve entrapment causing numbness, tingling and pain in the hand
  • TMJ tightness and pain
  • Back spasms and tightness
  • Hip pain with or without sciatic involvement
  • IT band tightness and pain
  • Calf muscle pain with nerve entrapment

Tendonitis is a condition of inflammation and pain at the attachment point of the tendon to the bone. This inflammation can become chronic and long term unless addressed correctly. We treat this condition by inserting acupuncture needles at the attachment point. This treatment has shown to help reduce inflammation and stimulate healing.

Tendonitis conditions that respond well to dry needling are:

  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Bicipital tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sacroiliac tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis in the shoulder
  • Knee tendonitis

Dry needling has given many people relief from their pain and symptoms and help avoid the use of medications that only cover the symptoms and painful surgeries.


9:00am - 5:30pm

9:00am - 5:30pm

9:00am - 5:30pm

9:00am - 5:30pm


Saturday & Sunday

Grant Chiropractic
& Wellness Center

3133 Central Ave #2
Billings, MT 59102

(406) 281-8262