There are certain circumstances where, because of stubborn muscles, pain persists and resists the available treatment plans. In an effort to address this issue, physical therapists now make use of dry needling (DN), a modern practice that’s been quite effective in situations where traditional methods fail.
This relatively new practice is being used by medical specialists to rid their patients of unrelenting pain. While it is comparable to the famous Chinese technique of acupuncture, it has a different philosophy and goal. Trigger point dry needling targets trigger points so as to decrease muscular pain and local inflammation. The technique achieves this by releasing tension and muscle spasm in the stubborn muscles and stimulating the body of the patient to discharge natural pain-blocking and anti-inflammatory chemicals.
Why you should consider trigger point dry needling
At Fusion Physical Therapy, we have highly trained physical therapists with tremendous experience using this method to alleviate the pain within the least time possible. Some of the notable things about this dry needling technique include:
- It has generated impressive results
- There is minimal risk
- Only a short time span is involved
- The number of treatments varies depending on different individuals and their needs though in most cases only a few treatments are needed.
- It should only be done by a highly trained and certified expert
At Fusion Physical Therapy we will help you get relief from back pain, headache, migraines, etc. and guarantee a favorable outcome using the DN technique.
Side effects of dry needling
While trigger point dry needling is very effective in alleviating that pain that won’t go away, it does have a few side effects. These include:
- Minor abrasion
- Trivial bleeding
- Temporary soreness immediately after the treatment
How we help you
At Fusion Physical Therapy, we ensure that only experienced and well-trained physical therapists perform this technique. Our therapists take all the necessary precautions to ensure that you experience the least possible side effects. They will carry out a thorough evaluation in order to identify the best way forward for your particular situation. Contact us today and schedule an appointment.