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What is Dry Needling? 

Dry needling is an advanced technique we use to treat soft tissue injuries to reduce pain and increase circulation. The needle can be "pistoned" or "fanned" in the area within the muscle tissue where myofascial trigger points are often targeted to get immediate results. Electrical stimulation units can also be connected to the needles if left in the muscle tissue to decrease pain and elicit muscle contractions. 

What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?

Dry needling and acupuncture have overlap. Acupuncture is a profession that follows traditional Eastern medicine theory and sciences with needle techniques for soft tissue responses, energy responses, a psychological and reflex responses. Whereas dry needling is a technique that acupuncturists technically can perform for specific soft tissue and neurological responses in the area.


Chiropractic Care & Dry Needling

In the realm of chiropractic care, dry needling can be employed to target and release myofascial trigger points, helping to alleviate musculoskeletal pain and improve function. The technique can be particularly effective for conditions like muscle strains, chronic pain syndromes, and tension headaches.

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My friend from flag football recommended Dr. Konner to me and now I'd recommend any sports friend to him. I waited until my pain kept me up at night to actually go. I came in with years long injuries, a previous PT regiment and continuing to do sports through these problems. After a few months of Dr. Konner's holistic plan of exercises, adjustments and dry needling, all my pain and mobility issues have significantly reduced. He understands how to work with an active sports lifestyle and recovery.


Dr. Konner Ackerman, DC, CCSP®, MS, ATC

Dr. Konner Ackerman is the owner of Elevation Spine and Sports Medicine. He previously won the 2021 Addison Reader’s Award for Favorite Chiropractor for his previous clinic. He is motivated to assist his patients with a sports medicine approach to chiropractic care for the spine and extremities. He utilizes his skills to help individuals of all ages and activity levels to decrease pain and improve daily activities that a patient may be struggling with. He believes in an evidence-informed, holistic and wellness approach to patient care. He begins with a detailed medical history and exam and follows up with explaining an individualized treatment program to help each patient improve. 


Dr. Konner Ackerman graduated from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon with honors of Magna Cum Laude where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Master of Science in Sports Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Major in Athletic Training. He was also a competitive gymnast of fifteen years, which included competing for the University of Michigan where he won two Big Ten Conference Team Championships and two NCAA Team Championships. 


He has experience covering PBA tournaments where he worked with national team members at the Olympic Training Center. He also has experience working with a variety of sports at the elite and collegiate level as well as both a chiropractor and athletic trainer. This includes football, lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics and softball. He is also a member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA).

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