Dry Needling

Dry needling is an effective treatment for patients who suffer from any of the following kind of pain:

• Migraines
• Jaw pain
• Arm pain
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Shoulder pain
• Muscular Hematomas

Dry needling is also an effective form of rehabilitation when it comes to pain and injury prevention.

How Does Dry Needling Work?

This rehabilitation technique works by having a fine filament needle inserted into the muscle also known as a trigger point. Trigger points can also be referred to as trigger sites or muscle knots and are noted as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle.

This treatment can, however, be painful and potentially cause stiffness and restricted motion for the patient. Muscles that are being performed trigger point therapy can have increased levels of chemicals that cause inflammation and pain.

What Can I Expect During the Treatment?

• The physical therapist will clean swab the skin area receiving trigger point injection with alcohol
• The PT then will use a thin, sterile acupuncture needle about 3-4 inches in length and insert it the muscle
• The needle is removed and the procedure lasts less than a minute

With our Dry Needling Clinician on staff, we can always ensure that our patients’ dry needling treatment is performed by a trained and certified professional. Contact our office today by calling 703-865-0667 to find out more information.