Dry Needling is a specialised technique used to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. It involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific trigger points in the muscles, fascia, or connective tissues. Unlike acupuncture, Dry Needling targets these trigger points to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
How Does Dry Needling Work?
The goal of Dry Needling is to release tension and improve blood flow in the affected area. When the thin needles are inserted into trigger points, they stimulate a localised twitch response in the muscle. This twitch response helps to relax the muscle and reduce pain. Additionally, the increased blood flow promotes the body’s natural healing processes.
Benefits of Dry Needling
- Pain Relief: Dry Needling provides effective pain relief, often leading to immediate and long-lasting results.
- Improved Mobility: Patients experience improved range of motion and flexibility.
- Non-Pharmaceutical: It’s a drug-free therapy option, making it suitable for individuals seeking alternative pain management solutions.
- Complementary to Chiropractic Care: Dry Needling can complement chiropractic adjustments, providing a holistic approach to pain management.