Dry needling therapy is a technique of releasing toxic chemicals that inflame your muscles known as a trigger points (muscle knots). It treats muscular pain with the insertion of very thin and fine (filoform) stainless steel needles which penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. It can be very effective in relieving pain, promoting healing and improving range of motion, all without the use of drugs or medication. This type of therapy is more for patients who are sensitive to pain medication or for those whose pain levels have not improved even after multiple session of other physical therapy, rest, exercise, or surgery.
‟ The goal of dry needling is to reestablish harmony and the natural balance of the body. Its ability to prevent and treat certain illnesses is becoming more and more recognized. Dry needling is increasingly called upon to treat various conditions.’’
No Disease Transmission or side effects
- Needles are sterilized and disposed after every session
- They are made of stainless steel and do not inject any substance into the body like syringes.
- Dry Needling treatments do not produce any side effects and patients cannot become addicted to it because no substances are involved.
Dry Needling is not only a curative treatment but a preventative one as well. Dry needling reinforces the immune system as well as proper energy circulation. Most people do treatments periodically, as well as upon seasonal changes. Preventative treatments are particularly recommended for seasonal allergies because it strengthens the body in preparation for allergy season.
Recommended treatment frequency
The number and the frequency of treatments vary depending on the nature, history of the problem, as well as the condition of the patient. In general, 8-12 visits are recommended to see flagrant changes.
Needles are as fine as three strands of hair. Patients who receive treatment describe a diverse range of sensations when the needle is inserted including the following:
- no pain,
- similar to a mosquito bite
- slight pinch
- Acute and chronic pain
- Disc Problem
- Neck / Back / Hip Pain
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Headaches/ Migraine and tension-type headaches
- Knee/Shoulder Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle spasms
- Spinal problems