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Dry Needling

  • Dry Needling (DN) is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted into the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

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    Patient Testimonial - Carol Webb

    Carol suffers from thoracic outlet syndrome and, after a fall created impingement in her shoulder, she was unable to raise her left arm. Her sister suggested she try Dry Needling. Dry Needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin. Carol said the dry needling caused just a little aching during the procedure but provided immediate relief. She said her therapist let her guide the needle treatment. Carol wanted to do this video because she wants others to realize there are alternatives to pain management other than pain medication.