A natural healing technique that is becoming more common is dry needling. By targeting trigger points, dry needling is an effective way to reduce pain in specific areas. The needles release tension, inflammation and pressure in the muscles that have caused pain. The results will lead to an improved range of motion and immediate pain relief.
What Is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a treatment method where thin filament needles are inserted into the tissues through the skin to promote pain relief and healing.
Which Conditions Can Be Treated Using Dry Needling?
Some of the conditions that can be treated using dry needling include:
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Hip pain
- Pelvic pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
Benefits of Dry Needling
Dry needling has several benefits over other treatment methods. One of the most notable is that it offers a drug-free and less invasive approach to treating some of the conditions listed above. It is also highly effective in reducing pain and soreness. Many people report feeling some pain relief after just one session, however, patients often need to attend several sessions to get optimum relief. Additionally, dry needling reduces tension in the muscles, reducing discomfort and promoting healing. Range of motion can also be improved through the use of dry needling. When a person has several trigger points, they may suffer from limited mobility, which further weakens the muscles.
Is Dry Needling Safe?
Dry needling is a safe treatment approach when practiced by highly skilled health practitioners or chiropractors. It does not cause adverse side effects. The only thing you may feel is soreness during treatment or after, which often goes away after a short time.