What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling (DN) is a DRUG FREE TREATMENT commonly used in orthopedic therapy. Dry needling is invaluable for treating acute or chronic pain, stiffness, spasm, edema/swelling, and to deactivate myofascial trigger points
benefits of dry needling:
- Decreases pain both locally and into referral sites
- Improves muscled function (able to contract and relax appropriately)
- Improves ability to move and function for daily activities
- Decreases muscular tension and improved myofascial flexibility
Does it hurt?
Absolutely not! In fact, it reduces your pain.
Dry needles are so refined that it isn't felt as they are placed into the patient's skin. The needles, they utilize the anatomical landmarks of the body to locate and treat trigger points relieving a person’s pain and improve overall function.
PLEASE NOTE: Based on empirical evidence, dry needling is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age, due to the developing nature of their age.
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