You will likely feel a small pin prick upon insertion of the needle, and you might get a dull ache afterwards. There may also be a small red mark where the needle has been inserted, which is a sign of inflammation and indicates the start of the healing process.
Dry Needling is one of the skills used by Physiotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists at Spine & Sports Physiotherapy Bunbury. They will commonly use Dry Needling along side other therapies, such as massage and exercise rehabilitation, to reduce your pain and achieve your goals.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling involves the treatment of pain by relaxing tight bands in the muscle known as “trigger points”.
These trigger points can sometimes also prevent the muscles from working correctly. Therefore, by “releasing” these trigger points with a needle, we can significantly reduce pain, normalise movement and improve muscle function.
Just like Acupuncture, there is no injection of any substance, which is why it is referred to as “dry” needling.
How Can Dry Needling Help You?
- Ease long-standing or “chronic” pain in your neck and shoulders. Furthermore, problems in these areas are also a major cause of constant headaches and migraines.
- Reduce stiffness caused by arthritis, degeneration or wear and tear in your lower back. In other words, Dry Needling is proven to help joints feel more mobile and supple.
- Release tension from tight muscles that just don’t seem to want to relax. For example, this tension may have built up in your calves from running long distances or wearing high heels.
- Relief from nerve pains, such as Sciatica and Trapped Nerves. Medical research proves that Dry Needling is an effective treatment option in treating nerve pain.
- It is a proven, completely natural way to relieve pain and can be used in combination with other therapies. Most importantly, as Dry Needling is always performed by our experienced Bunbury Physios and Remedial Massage Therapists, you’ll be able to combine massage and a wealth of injury knowledge into your treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Dry Needling is very safe and a natural way to relieve pain and encourage the body to promote it’s own healing.