Q. What is dry needling?
Dry needling also known as Myofascial Trigger point Dry needling, is a technique, Physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and impairments. It involves the use of either solid filiform needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles inserted through the skin areas of the muscle.
Q. What is Myfascial pain syndrome?
MPS is a fancy way to describe muscle pain. It refers to pain and inflammation in the body›s soft tissues. It is a chronic condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles)
Q. How long does it take for dry needling to work?
In many cases, improved mobility is immediate and decreased pain is felt within 24 hours. It may take few treatment sessions (once a week for 2-3 weeks) for lasting positive effect.
Q. Is dry needling painful?
Dry needling is known to be relatively painless. Generally, the needle insertion is not felt and the local twitch response only provokes a very brief pain response.
Q. What are the benefits of dry needling?
Dry needling may provide relief for some muscular pain and stiffness. It has been used to treat conditions including headaches, lower back pain, sciatic pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and tendonitis.