Dry needling is a technique used for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. Dry needling involves a thin filiform needle that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. The needle is used to target tissues that are not manually palpable. Dry needling releases or inactivates trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion to speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation. Dry Needling is commonly used as part of an overall treatment plan.
How is dry needling different from Acupuncture?
Dry needling is based on traditional, studied, and tested practices of Western Medicine to restore normal muscle function. Traditional acupuncture practitioners follow Eastern Medicine's key principle of holistic treatment, and base their practice on "normalizing the energy imbalance," or Chi, in the body to cure syndromes.
Spine Wellness Center prescribes dry needling within medically-proven and measurable parameters, in accordance with our advanced training in musculoskeletal function. Our therapists that perform dry needling therapy have successfully passed regulated board exams, and have a thorough knowledge of a patient's condition based on in-depth and ongoing assessments and treatment.