2015 SeniorAdvanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc continues to increase patient accessibility to more services as Dr. Murphy Crum has now completed post graduate education certifying him to perform  Trigger Point Dry Needling on his patients. As a chiropractor with over 40 years of experience in the Mahoning Valley, Dr. Murphy Crum can now provide patients with Trigger Point Dry Needling, a treatment used to effectively treat muscular tension and spasm which commonly arise from injuries, joint dysfunction or chronic conditions like arthritis and disc disease. Dr. Crum’s certification will allow patients of Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc. and Parkside Chiropractic & Rehab easier access to this effective treatment.

Dr. Murphy Crum stated: “I look forward to providing our patients with Trigger Point Dry Needling treatment. I’ve witnessed the positive outcomes that my colleague Dr. Michael Lyons has been able to produce for our patients using this treatment. Now with both of us being able to perform this treatment, we can offer it to more of our patients who can benefit from it.”

Trigger Point Dry Needling can be used to treat several conditions including: Neck/back pain, shoulder pain, tennis/golfers elbow, headaches, hip and gluteal pain, knee pain, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, muscular strains/ligament sprains, and chronic pain.

While often compared to acupuncture, Trigger Point Dry Needling is actually different than acupuncture. Trigger Point Dry Needling is based on Western medical research and principles, whereas acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.  The main similarity is that the same sterile, disposable solid filament needles are used. However, the difference comes in where the needles are placed and what the needles accomplish. Traditional acupuncture is uses solid filament needles at points on the body to affect energy fields the body produces.  TDN uses the same solid filament needle inserted into a trigger point to effectively relieve the trigger point and myofascial tissue.

To learn more about Trigger Point Dry Needling, please visit the Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc website.

Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab Inc. has been servicing the Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman, Hubbard, and now Kinsman. Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab Inc. are a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, sports injuries and specializes in much more than just low back pain. The mission of the staff at Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab Inc. is to provide high quality healthcare and education to members of the Mahoning Valley community in a caring and comfortable environment. Advanced Chiropractic and Rehab Inc’s goals are to seek out the most effective and affordable Chiropractic healthcare options that not only alleviate pain and patient’s concerns, but inspire and educate people to become active participants in their own well-being.