What Is Dry Needling?

If you suffer from chronic pain, dry needling may be an effective solution. Though comparable to acupuncture in the sense that needles are inserted into to the body to provide pain relief, dry needling is based on proven western medicine and modern scientific study of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.

For many patients suffering from chronic pain, dry needling is a very effective treatment option that provides pain relief while easing muscle tension. At Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab, we offer safe and effective dry needling in Denver. Keep reading to discover whether this treatment is right for you.

What Is Dry Needling?

During treatment, thin needles are inserted into the skin into specific areas of a muscle. These areas, known as trigger points, are often tender to the touch and can cause pain and tension. The needles used during dry needling stimulate these trigger points as well as underlying connective and muscular tissues. The tiny injuries caused by the needles stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

The needles used during treatment are “dry,” which simply means that they are not treated with any sort of medication. They are very thin, and insertion causes minimal – if any – discomfort.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Dry Needling?Denver Dry Needling

Dry needling is a safe procedure that is effective in the treatment of many types of pain, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain

It is effective for both chronic and acute pain, but it is most commonly used in cases of on-going chronic pain. In many instances, physical therapists recommend dry needling as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Dry Needling in Denver

If you’re tired of suffering from pain and you’re interested in trying dry needling in Denver, contact Denver Physical Medicine & Rehab. We are thrilled to offer this revolutionary treatment to our patients, and we’d be more than happy to assess your pain and establish a treatment plan that will get you back to living your life free from pain and discomfort. To learn more, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 303-757-7280.