What is dry needling?
Dry needling is a technique that licensed and certified physical therapist and chiropractors use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle (similar to an acupuncture needle or one without medication or injection) inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.
What does this mean?
In cases when dry needling is used by chiropractors, it is typically one technique that’s part of a larger treatment plan.
Chiropractors use dry needling with the intention of releasing trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the muscle firing patterns. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation.
Chiropractors are well educated in anatomy and therapeutic treatment of the body. Chiropractors who perform dry needling supplement that knowledge by obtaining specific postgraduate education and training.
What can I expect after dry needling?
After a dry needling session, you can expect immediate changes in pain and range of motion improvement.
This improved in function will be adapted and challenged with rehab and corrective exercises that will ensure the changes that occurred will remain and help you move closer to your goals!
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