What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is an invasive procedure, whereby a fine sterile needle is inserted into the skin and muscle over a tight band or trigger point within the muscle.
Findings have identified that dry needling decreases pain in patients with chronic lower back pain, whilst restoring muscle activation, strength and range of motion to the treated area.
Dry needling helps the body cure irritable muscle spasms associated with anatomical trigger points by altering the way it perceives pain. Therapy causes additional electrical and chemical changes in the body, which aid in the healing process.
Needles could play a crucial role in your rehabilitation !
Are there any risks?
It is critical not to move unless instructed to do so throughout the treatment procedure. A little pin-prick may be felt, associated with the potential of muscles ache and twitching. Such sensations are perfectly normal and indicate that your symptoms will be relieved effectively.
While the body heals, its typical to feel sore for up to 48 hours thereafter. It is important not to overwork oneself during this time. You may experience some bruising around the needle site, just as you would with any injection.
Is treatment painful ?
It is not uncommon for patients to feel emotional, sweaty or cold. However, these symptoms generally dissipate shortly. A small percentage of patients may experience fainting with no long term repercussions.
All needles are single-use only, and come in sterile sealed packaging. Needles are then discarded upon use in a sharps box which is then disposed of by a specialist disposal company. Although infection is quite unlikely to occur, antibacterial spray, gel or wipes will be applied to all skin surfaces.
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