Dry Needling is a therapeutic procedure that involves the insertion of a disposable sterile, solid, filiform needle (a needle similar to an Acupuncture needle) to specifically selected point on the body based on criteria determined by modern, contemporary anatomical and physiological considerations with the intention of achieving a desired neurological or myofascial response.
How Does Dry Needling Help?
Dry Needling is a very effective treatment for those suffering from trigger points, tight and taut myofascia, fibrotic muscles, or nerve pain or dysfunction. It can also be used to help treat disc bulges, radiculopathies, pinched nerves, as well as sprains and strains. It helps to decrease muscle spasms and trigger points, increase the rate of healing, and reset the neurological gain to that particular region.
Dry Needling is used as a tool to modify or normalize the neuro-musculo-skeletal function within the human body. The intent of dry needling is to correct or restore the function of a particular structure. It is not, however, to primarily manage circulation of invisible energy or balance. Dry Needling should be distinguished from “Wet Needling” in that no fluid substance is introduce into the body for therapeutic effect during a treatment with Dry Needling. This treatment may use electrical muscle stimulation appropriate to the patient's diagnosis and treatment plan. This has been shown to be very effective in helping our patients recover more quickly.