Dry Needling For Pain Management
Dry needling is a process of non-injection, noninvasive pain control that uses a solid filament acupuncture needle. Before each treatment, the physician will prepare sterile disposable needles. The acupuncture needle is carefully placed into a trigger point and this produces a chemical effect in the body that reduces pain. Dry needling enables local twitch responses, which are basically just spinal cord responses, and eliciting this twitch is considered the first step towards pain management with dry needling. Getting the full benefits of pain management with dry needling usually takes several visits, and it is not something that can be done at home.
Prevent and Treat Injuries With Dry Needling
Dry needling is not as painful as deep tissue work, and produces immediate benefits. Right after the treatment, you will be able to feel improvements in the areas where the dry needling was done. Dry needling treats several musculoskeletal problems and symptoms that cause back neck and shoulder pain, headaches, jaw pain, leg pains and the arm pain associated with tennis elbow and carpal tunnel. Anyone experiencing pain associated with the central nervous system is going to benefit greatly from the effects of dry needling.
Dry Needling Side Effects & Recovery
After a dry needling treatment, the patient usually feels soreness that can last a few hours. To treat this soreness, patients can apply heat or ice to the affected area and perform some gentle stretches to loosen the muscles. Coming in for tune-ups can be beneficial for preventing any serious injury to the body.