During dry needling the doctor inserts sterile needles into your skin, (typically deeper than traditional acupuncture therapy), these are fine, short, stainless-steel needles that don’t inject fluid into the body. That’s why the term “dry” is used.
Practitioners place the needles in “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue. Dry needling is also sometimes called intramuscular stimulation. The points are areas of knotted or hard muscle.
Dry needling helps release the knot and relieve any muscle pain or spasms the patient is experiencing. The needles will remain in your skin for a short period of time and typically heat is applied to the area being treated.
A few dry needling appointments may be added to your treatment plan at Lakeside for increased tissue healing and blood flow to a specific area. When needles are placed deep into tissues, they turn off pain fibers and trigger points. Needling can also reduce the symptoms of some arthritic pain in the body as well.
Contact Lakeside Spine and Wellness for any questions you may have about this amazing treatment option. Insurance may cover your needling treatments as well. Ask us about a complimentary insurance verification today!