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Dry Needling

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Dry Needling is mainly used for musculoskeletal conditions and it involves inserting a thin, metal acupuncture needle directly into a trigger point or tight and spastic muscle. Needling allows us to break the pain cycle and decrease muscle contraction, reduce chemical irritation, improve range of motion, decrease pain, and improve ease of movement. It’s commonly used to reduce pain by the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals and endorphins, improve muscle function, and reduce swelling and scar tissue formation by increased healing.

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment of headaches and for various muscle/inflammatory conditions and can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal complaints.

Frequently asked questions

Dry needling is a modern treatment technique where a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle is inserted into the muscle to relieve tension and pain.

The purpose of dry needling is to trigger the muscle’s healing response by stimulating the sensitive loci within the muscle or surrounding tissues. This leads to muscle relaxation and pain relief.

While dry needling uses the same type of needle as acupuncture, it is based on western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. It should not be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of acupuncture.

It is effective in treating various acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and low back pain.

The sensations experienced during dry needling can vary amongst individuals. Some may feel a slight prick upon entry of the needle, while others may experience a muscle twitch response known as the ‘twitch response’.

Some common side effects include muscle soreness temporarily following the treatment. Patients are advised to use heat or ice and perform specific stretches or exercises to alleviate discomfort.


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I had ankle surgery which caused major knee inflammation….with dry needling and use of the tens unit my recovery time was cut down!! The staff was extremely helpful and patient through the entire process!! Highly recommend Premier Chiropractic and Massage!!!!!

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