Dry Needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
Dry Needling is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.
Can Dry Needling Help My Condition?
There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that Dry Needling can effectively treat. Treatments are tailored for individual case circumstances, which enhances the efficacy of the treatment. An experienced practitioner will determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical history.
Does Dry Needling Hurt?
When a needle is inserted, a slight pinching will be felt. However once the session is underway, many patients feel very relaxed and even fall asleep.
Are There Other Forms Of Treatment Besides Needle Insertion?
Yes. Your practitioner may use their hands to put pressure on particular Dry Needling points.
Is Dry Needling Safe?
Dry Needling is extremely safe. A licensed practitioner uses sterilized needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with health regulations.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
Most disorders require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to effectively correct or alleviate a problem. At the time of the initial examination, your practitioner will evaluate your condition and will assess the approximate number of treatments needed.
How Should I Prepare For My Session?
Wear loose clothing to allow access to Dry Needling points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment.
How Much Does Dry Needling Cost?
A Dry Needling session costs $45.00 cash, depending upon your condition. Ask your Practitioner about the cost of the particular treatment prescribed.