What is dry needling?
Who can benefit from dry needling?
What are the benefits of dry needling?
Dry Needling can be used to treat so many ailments to include Chronic headaches, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golf elbow, shoulder pain, muscle knots, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, back pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel and more.
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
How quickly does Dry Needling work?
Most patients feel relief immediately following 1st treatment and need no more than 8 treatments in a 1-2 month treatment time. Some patients may return for “tune ups” for minor reoccurrences
What are the side effects of Dry Needling?
Although uncommon, some people may experience mild bruising and soreness following DN, similar to a massage. On rare occasions some people may also feel tired, drowsy or faint following DN.
Does Dry Needling hurt?
Dry needling is generally a pain free process. Most people are unaware when needles are placed or they may feel a small pinch in which the pain quickly dissipates. If you experience pain with the placement of the needle that does not quickly dissipate please let the physical therapist know so that the needle can be removed and replaced. There are many tiny pain receptors in the body and the needle may have been inadvertently placed there, with a small adjustment, the pain receptors that can be avoided. Many clients enjoy the sensation of needles and electrotherapy and describe it as feeling like “ a massage from the inside.”
Where to go for dry needling?
Why come to Prime Choice Physical Therapy?
How do I schedule an appointment?
You will receive a confirmation email or text about appointment time and an email for intake paperwork. All first time dry needling appointments will be scheduled as PT initial evaluation and treatment and patients will receive DN on that visit.
More Resources on Dry Needling
utts, R., & Dunning, J. (2016). Peripheral and Spinal Mechanisms of Pain and Dry Needling Mediated Analgesia: A Clinical Resource Guide for Health Care Professionals. International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 04(02). https://doi.org/10.4172/2329-9096.1000327
Unverzagt, C., Berglund, K., & Thomas, J. (2015). DRY NEEDLING FOR MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT PAIN: A CLINICAL COMMENTARY. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy |, 10(3). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4458928/
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