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Dry needling is a form of therapy that involves inserting thin needles into the skin and muscles. The goal of dry needling is to relieve pain and improve function.
A recent study shows that dry needling is becoming an increasingly popular treatment (1). Dry needling is based on the belief that there are trigger points, or knots, in the muscles that can cause pain. By inserting needles into these trigger points, dry needling practitioners hope to release the tension and relieve the pain.
Dry needling is sometimes used as an alternative to acupuncture. It is a natural treatment that works with your body to provide relief. However, there is no evidence that dry needling is more effective than other forms of therapy for treating pain. Let’s discuss some of the Pros and Cons of Dry Needling!
Pros and Cons of Dry Needling
When it comes to finding relief from pain, more and more people are turning to dry needling. This minimally invasive treatment can provide significant relief from a variety of conditions, including:
– Back pain
– Neck pain, and much more
Dry needling is also an effective treatment for muscle tension and trigger points.
One of the great things about dry needling is that it is relatively quick and easy. Another benefit of dry needling is that it is safe and effective. There are no side effects or risks associated with dry needling. The needles used in dry needling are very thin and cause minimal discomfort. The treatments are usually short, lasting only 20-30 minutes.
If you’re considering dry needling it’s important to note first and foremost, that dry needling can lead to punctured skin and underlying tissue.
Are there any risks to dry needling?
– Bruising, and even infection.
In addition, dry needling can trigger the release of toxins from the muscles, which can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headache. It can also exacerbate underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or simple back pain.