Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

 

Dry needling is a therapeutic procedure used to treat dysfunction in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue. Dry needling involves a filament needle being advanced into the muscle which produces pain and contains a trigger point.  Dry needling uses a thin needle and most patients do not feel it enter the body.  Once the needle has been inserted patients may experience a “twitch response.”  This response can help to deactivate the trigger point, thus reducing pain and restoring normal muscle length and function.  Positive results are usually seen within 2 – 4 treatment sessions, but may vary patient to patient.  Only practitioners who are certified and have the required number of hours may practice dry needling. Dry needling may be indicated for patients who have radiculopathies, joint dysfunction, tendonitis, migraines, carpal tunnel, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal dysfunction, and disc pathologies.

*Please note that dry needling may not be covered by insurance.  Please call our office for pricing, (980) 224-7958.