What is Dry Needling?

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Dry Needling Therapy is a valuable treatment technique in managing chronic pain, acute pain, muscle stiffness & spasm, swelling, and painful muscle trigger points. Dry Needling uses a thin, flexible, sterile needle to promote muscle relaxation, while increasing the ability of tissue to heal, and often results in pain relief. This technique uses the same type of needles used in Acupuncture; however, Dry Needling treatment is based solely on modern physiology.  It is termed “dry” because at no time will a fluid or medication be injected into the body.  It therefore can be considered a natural therapy to help manage pain and injury.

 

What is Dry Needling Used for?

Common Injuries Treated with Dry Needling:

Spine Conditions                                             

Low back pain and radiculopathy

Neck pain and radiculopathy

Piriformis syndrome

Cervicogenic headaches

Sciatica

Disk related pain

Lower Extremeity Conditions

Patellofemoral Syndrome

Patellar tendonitis

Hamstring Strain

Groin Strain

Shin Splints

Achilles tendinopathies

Upper Exremity Condidtions                                       

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lateral Epicondylitis(tennis elbow)

Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Rotator cuff pain