A skilled intervention using a thin solid filiform needle to penetrate through the skin, connective tissue and deep into the muscle to release muscle tension, disrupt pain signals, increase blood flow and normalize inflammatory responses.
WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING?
With the dry needling you can expect to feel a deep pressure as the needle is inserted with occasional zing sensation like a hitting your funny bone that lasts less than a second. Immediately after dry needling you will feel looser in the muscles and more mobility in surrounding joints followed by a few hours of aching. By the next day you should feel less ache and significant change in your pain symptoms.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
Anyone with musculoskeletal pain may benefit from dry needling. However, dry needling is not a stand alone treatment and is most effective when combined with a thorough physical therapy evaluation and treatment of the musculoskeletal pain.
WHO COULD BENEFIT?
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