Dry Needling Therapy
After careful evaluation by your chiropractor, it may be determined that dry needling could help improve your pain, range of motion, strength, and function. Dry needling will rarely ever be the only treatment used. Instead it is just one tool that our skilled physicians may implement. No patient will ever be forced into having this performed and all patients are informed of all risks and benefits associated with dry needling.
What is Dry Needling?
“Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. [It] is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments in body structure and function, leading to improved activity and participation.”
Source: APTA document Description of Dry Needling in Clinical Practice: An Educational Resource Paper.