Is the therapy painful?
Most patients don’t feel the insertion of the needle because it is very thin. A small muscle “twitch” will occur as muscles release tension; mild soreness following dry needling can last a few hours to a day.
What is the difference between traditional acupuncture and dry needling?
Trigger point dry needling is a more modern treatment applied to specific anatomical sites in order to create a physiological response, and sometimes with electrical stimulation applied for added effect. Acupuncture is based on the idea of balance and restoring proper flow of energy (known as “Qi”) throughout the body, and is based onTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Why is it called dry needling?
“Wet” needling would involve injecting medication into the body. Dry needling does not use any form of medication and does not inject anything into the body.
What is the difference between manual trigger point therapy and dry needling ?
Myofascial trigger point therapy is a specialized, soft tissue technique that helps decrease and eventually eliminate myofascial trigger points. Unlike dry needling that uses a tiny needle, manual trigger point therapy is performed by the chiropractor, applying sustained compressive force to the involved painful muscle fibers, until the muscle relaxes, and pain decreases.
Our office uses dry needling to treat musculoskeletal pain and promote healing.
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