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Dry Needling is probably a technique you have heard of from your doctor, therapist, friend, etc. This technique is the process of using thin acupuncture needles inserted into strategic locations of the body to relieve pain, stress, and reduce inflammation. All good things.
You may be asking yourself, “Does it hurt?”. Well this is an objective question and each person may tolerate pain differently. Most cases state that the needling itself does not hurt; however, there could be some soreness associated with the needling site.
You may also be wondering, “What is the difference between Dry Needling and traditional acupuncture?”. Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese medicine. Dry Needling is based on modern science and the anatomy of the nerves and muscles in the body. Dry Needling often follows the nerve pathways in the body to decrease pain, muscle spasming, and inflammation. Acupuncture follows different points of the body.
The next big question is, “Would I benefit from Dry Needling?”. You would be a great candidate for Dry Needling if you have muscle inflammation or spasming. The needling will relieve stress from your muscles and cause them to relax. You may need to do Dry Needling a few times in order to see optimal results, or see if it is a treatment option that is fit for you. Our physical therapist, Dr. Tyborowski, will develop a plan of care to help you reach your full recovery potential!
Due to current regulations, your prescription from your referring physician should state “Dry Needling”. If it does not, we would need approval from your physician before performing the technique. If you are coming directly to us without a prescription, it can be performed if the PT thinks it is appropriate for you. If you do not have insurance, you may contact our clinic for other options.
If you have any questions, or want to schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic at (703)221-3931.
“Before physical therapy, I was a pain in the neck!” – Pinched Nerve