What is Dry Needling?
Myofascial Dry Needling or Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) as it is also known, is an effective procedure to treat muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. When a muscle containing trigger points is overactive, the body responds by send pain signals to the brain.
By performing a dry needling treatment, your therapist will use a fine filament needle to target the muscular trigger point which will relax the area, and in turn reduce the pain.
The filament needle used is the same needle that is used for the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique known as Acupuncture, and the two procedures are often confused, but despite these similarities, Acupuncture and Dry Needling treatments are actually quite different.
What can Dry Needling therapy be used to treat?
Dry Needling procedures can be used to treat any kind of muscular pain or muscle spasms including:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain (Upper and Lower)
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Hamstring and Gluteus pain
Dry Needling technique can also be used to treat more chronic conditions such as:
- Planter Fasciatis
- Hip Busitis