dry needling

Dry Needling

Can Dry Needling Alleviate Your Muscle Pain?

Hard, knotted muscles, back strain, and herniated discs are extremely painful conditions. Finding adequate relief for these types of issues can be hard. If you’re experiencing the pain associated with trigger points and other muscle strain, you may have heard of the practice of dry needling. What is dry needling, and can it alleviate your muscle pain?Dry needling is the practice of inserting a ‘dry’ needle inside muscle tissues for intramuscular therapy purposes. The needle is not medicated, and the method is not a form of acupuncture. Dry needling is part of Western medicine and can be performed by a physical therapist who is licensed with the state. State laws govern the practice of dry needling.

What type of pain and muscular issues can be alleviated with dry needling?

Dry needling can alleviate pain associated with the following conditions:

  • Trigger points
  • Muscle tension and spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve irritation
  • Ligament strains
  • Herniated discs