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Dry Needling at Spinal Solutions Restorative Chiropractic & Stretch Therapy

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Dry needling is used to treat a variety of conditions that involve muscle pain, tightness, or spasms. Some common conditions that can be treated with dry needling include:

  1. Headaches and migraines
  2. Back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain
  3. Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  4. Plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions
  5. Knee pain and other joint pain
  6. Sciatica and other nerve-related pain
  7. Muscle strains and sprains
  8. Tendinitis and bursitis
  9. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  10. Post-operative pain and scar tissue management

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry needling is a treatment method used by healthcare professionals, to relieve pain and improve muscle function. It involves inserting fine needles into trigger points, or knots, in the muscles. The goal of dry needling is to stimulate the muscles and improve blood flow and reset the neural pathway, which can help reduce pain and improve function. This method is called “dry” needling because no medication or liquid is injected into the skin, unlike other types of needle-based treatments. The healthcare professional may also use electrical stimulation while the needle is inserted in the muscle. Dry needling is considered a safe and effective treatment option for various conditions.

What to Expect

Dry needling is a relatively quick and simple procedure that typically lasts between 5-15 minutes. During a dry needling session, you can expect the following steps:

  1. Consultation: Your therapist will ask about your symptoms, medical history, and physical condition to determine if dry needling is the right treatment for you.
  2. Positioning: You will be asked to lie down or sit in a comfortable position, and the therapist will clean the area where the needle will be inserted.
  3. Needle insertion: The healthcare professional will insert thin, sterile needles into the trigger points or knots in your muscles. You may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle penetrates your skin, but the procedure is generally considered painless.
  4. Needle stimulation: Once the needle is in place, the healthcare professional may move it gently or apply light electrical stimulation to help release tightness in the muscle.
  5. Needle removal: After several minutes, the healthcare professional will remove the needles.
  6. Post-treatment: You may feel a slight improvement in your symptoms immediately after the treatment, but the full benefits may take several days or even a week to become apparent. Your healthcare professional will provide instructions for post-treatment care and follow-up.

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