Top 3 Dry Needling Questions
For patients suffering from chronic pain, dry needling may provide some much-needed relief. At Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, we are thrilled to offer this service to our patients. We understand that you may have several questions about this procedure, so today, we would like to provide answers to a few of the ones we hear most frequently.
To find out more about dry needling in Denver, keep reading!
Dry Needling Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a treatment during which a thin needle is used to penetrate the skin and stimulate the underlying trigger points in the muscle. It is performed to provide relief from neuromusculoskeletal pain as well as several types of movement disorders. Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Dry Needling?
Dry needling is effective in the treatment and management of several conditions, and it is often performed in conjunction with other therapies. It is an excellent option for improving range of motion while decreasing muscle and tendon pain.
At Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, we offer Denver dry needling services to treat:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Arm pain
- Knee pain
- Leg pain
- Shoulder pain
…and other types of pain, especially those associated with movement disorders.
Dry needling can also be used to deactivate painful trigger points in the muscles. These trigger points can cause severe and radiating pain, but inserting a needle can cause it to relax, easing your symptoms.
Is Dry Needling Safe?
When performed by a trained professional, such as the experts at Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, dry needling is generally safe. Like any treatment, however, there is a possibility of side effects. These side effects are generally minor and occur in less than 10% of patients. The possible side effective of dry needling include:
- Pain when the needles are inserted
- Muscle soreness bruising
If you suffer from a bleeding disorder, needle phobia, vascular disease or metal allergy, it’s important to let your therapist know prior to treatment to ensure that you are a good candidate.
Dry Needling in Denver
If you’re interested in learning more about dry needling in Denver, contact Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab today to schedule a consultation. Call 303-757-7280 today.