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What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a technique used to treat muscular pain, muscle spasms and trigger points. It is most commonly used to treat tension type headaches, lower back pain and neck/shoulder pain syndromes.

The needles are inserted into the muscles in specific patterns that may be painful at first but then become less so as the needle is withdrawn after each insertion point. The needles can be left in place for up to 10 minutes or until maximum benefit has been achieved before being gently removed with no further discomfort.

How does dry needling help?

Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment option for acute and chronic pain patients. It is used to treat acute and chronic pain, but it takes a few minutes and some needles!

The treatment can be performed on specific trigger points (areas of muscle tension) or as part of an integrated approach to treating chronic pain conditions such as headaches or back pain.

The use of dry needling can reduce muscle tension and inflammation, relieve trigger point pain, correct posture, improve circulation and release endorphins.

Dry needling can reduce muscle tension and inflammation, relieve trigger point pain, correct posture, improve circulation and release endorphins.

-Reduction of pain, muscle tenderness and muscle spasms.

-Improved posture, balance and coordination.

-Improved circulation and flexibility.  -Relief of stress and tension in the body.  -Release of endorphins, which are hormones that produce feelings of well-being.

-Improved circulation and flexibility. -Relief of stress and tension in the body.  -Release of endorphins, which are hormones that produce feelings of well-being.

Dry needling is a safe, effective treatment option for acute and chronic pain patients.

Dry needling is an integral part of a robust treatment plan that can include physical therapy. Dry needling can be used to treat musculoskeletal pain, such as back and neck pain, tension headaches, whiplash-associated disorders and shin splints.

Our practitioners at Lion Rocker Physio have extensive training in dry needling therapy as part of their holistic approach to treating chronic injuries and muscle spasms. Other treatment options includes manual therapy (physiotherapy), joint and spinal mobilisation, manipulation, exercise therapy (strength training), Clinical Pilates and electrical or acoustic modalities like ultrasound. When performed by a qualified therapist like those at Lion Rocker Physio & Pilates, dry needling is safe when performed by a qualified therapist.

Is dry needling painful?

A little.

The needles typically cause some mild discomfort when they are inserted into your muscles; however this sensation should last only for a few seconds before it goes away completely. The discomfort you feel will depend on what injury has occurred to your body, but if you do experience pain at any point while receiving treatment from an experienced therapist then let them know immediately so they can adjust their technique accordingly!

Is dry needling safe?

Dry needling is safe when performed by a qualified therapist. The needles used during dry needling are very fine and are usually inserted into the skin at a specific angle, reducing the risk of injury or complications. However, like any other medical intervention, there are potential side effects that you should discuss with your physiotherapist before undergoing treatment.

These side effects include bruising, discomfort during the procedure (which typically lasts just a few seconds), soreness at the site of insertion after treatment.

What should I expect during and after a dry needling treatment?

You may feel a very small prick when the needle is inserted into your muscle. It usually takes less than 10 minutes and often patients are able to continue with their daily activities immediately after treatment.

After your first treatment, you will begin to feel better.  The number of treatments needed varies from person to person and depends on what problem brought them into our clinic in the first place! Discuss with our team of physiotherapist about your overall treatment plan.

Will I feel immediate relief from my pain after treatment?

You may experience immediate relief from your pain after dry needling, but it takes time for the body to heal and get back to normal. This is why you’ll likely be asked to come back for treatments over a period of weeks or months. Dry needling can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, or chiropractic care.

How many treatments will I need to get relief from my pain?

There is no set number of treatments for dry needling. It depends on the type of pain you have and how long it has been going on. Some people will feel relief after a few treatments, others may need more. The length of time you need treatment will depend on your symptoms and how well it is working for you.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

Dry needling is an effective treatment for reducing pain and increasing mobility. It helps to reduce muscle tension, which can make it difficult to use your muscles properly. In addition, it improves circulation, allowing your body to move more efficiently.

Dry needling also helps increase the production of endorphins—the chemical that makes you feel good when you exercise or eat something delicious. This means that dry needling can improve your mood and lower stress levels after a session!

Should I get it?

Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment option for acute and chronic pain. It is used to treat many different musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, headache, sciatica and knee pain.

Dry needling can be used on its own to treat specific conditions or in conjunction with other interventions such as massage or exercise therapy.

Who should not get dry needling?

You should not get dry needling if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bleeding disorder (e.g., hemophilia, Von Willebrand’s disease)
  • Anticoagulant therapy (blood thinners)

Dry needling is an effective technique used by physiotherapists to treat muscular pain.

Dry needling is an effective technique used by physiotherapists to treat muscular pain. It’s a safe, effective treatment option for acute and chronic pain patients.

The goal of dry needling is to provide relief from your symptoms while improving your range of motion, strength and flexibility. Dry needling involves inserting a thin filament needle into tight soft tissue such as muscles or ligaments under local anaesthetic (numbing medication). The filament needle creates discomfort that stimulates the release of naturally occurring chemicals in the body called endorphins which act as natural painkillers helping you feel better more quickly than usual.

Conclusion

Dry needling is a treatment method used to release tight muscles, relieve pain and stiffness in the body, as well as treat some neuromuscular disorders. Dry needling is often done by an acupuncturist or other professional trained in the technique, but you can also learn how to do it yourself. This article will explain everything you need to know about this non-surgical alternative treatment for pain relief!

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