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    Dry Needling

    Dry Needling

    Dry needling is a type of physical therapy that uses thin needles to stimulate trigger points in the muscles. It is an effective treatment for pain and muscle dysfunction.

    What are the benefits of dry needling?

    Dry needling can help relieve pain, improve range of motion, and reduce muscle tension.

    It can also be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including headaches, migraines, TMJ disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. It is also often used as a way to prevent injuries before they occur.

    There are many benefits of dry needling, including its ability to provide relief from pain, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow to the affected area. It is also a relatively safe and low-risk treatment option when compared to other forms of therapy.

    How does dry needling work?

    The needles used in dry needling are much thinner than in traditional acupuncture. They are also solid rather than hollow, like traditional acupuncture needles. The needles are inserted into the skin and then moved around until they reach the trigger point.

    Once the needle is in place, it will be left for several minutes. After the trigger point is stimulated, the muscle tension will be relieved.  We often use this technique as a complementary approach to chiropractic care. After a chiropractic adjustment, a dry needling session can give the patient more tension release and better recovery.


    Dry needling involves inserting thin needles into the skin to stimulate trigger points or knots that form when muscles don’t relax. Though dry needling may cause discomfort, it can be painful.

    Patients typically report feeling a “twitch” or “electrical” sensation when the needle hits the target muscle. Some may also feel a cramping sensation as the muscle contracts and releases. This discomfort is usually short-lived and subsides as the treatment progresses.

    Dry needling should only be performed by a trained professional, such as a licensed physical therapist. If you’re considering dry needling as a treatment option, discuss it with your PT first to see if it’s right for you.

    There are a few risks associated with dry needling. First, the needles used are very thin and sharp, so there is a risk of skin puncturing. Second, if the dry needle is not inserted correctly, it may cause pain or bruising. Third, there is also a small risk of infection. Finally, some people may be allergic to the needle or medication used during the procedure. That is why the public needs to ensure the practitioner performing the such treatment is certified and a health care provider.

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