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What is it?

     Dry Needling (DN) Therapy is a highly effective treatment for a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Dry Needling is used for the treatment of pain, disability and dysfunction. It is effective for resolving soft tissue dysfunction, such as inflammation, microcirculation disruption, edema, tendinitis, muscular contractures and trigger points, tissue adhesions, and various other nueromusculoskeletal conditions.

What is it not?

     Dry Needling is not acupuncture which is based on traditional Chinese medicine and the concept of meridians. The dry needling technique is a modern, Western medical modality used to treat mostly neuromusculoskeletal conditions, as opposed to balancing whole body systems like acupuncture. 

How does it work?

     A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered the generators of your pain. The proposed mechanism of action for Dry Needling is that the creation of a micro lesion within the this injured tissue, breaking up adhesions, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the that tissue, inducing a mild inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal, which ultimately reduces pain.

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