What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a procedure that is performed on your skin in order to create a physical response that can help with a wide variety of pain related problems. Some of the symptoms that dry needling can help with include back spasms, muscle tension and stiffness. Below are included some of the things you should know regarding the treatment, but if you would like to learn much more about dry needling you can reach out directly to Dr. Lori Chin of Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab in Somerset, KY.

Dry Needling

Although on the surface the procedure can appear similar to acupuncture, particularly because of the use of thin needles on the skin, dry needling is based on neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomy is the study of the neuromuscular systems and musculoskeletal. The treatment is based on modern scientific research on these systems and how they are interlinked.

What To Expect

During the procedure, fine filament needles are inserted through the skin and onto the deep tissues below, these are the trigger points. The needles employed are disposable and sterile to maximize your safety. They are also very thin and flexible, yet solid, so that they can be pushed through the skin, as opposed to cutting into it, which typically makes your visit a virtually painless one.

There is sometimes, however, a twitch response from your muscle as it's triggered. But the discomfort tends to be minimal, but the twitch itself is not only expected but desirable.

Dry Needling in Somerset, KY

Dry needling can help with a wide variety of conditions, from back, neck, and shoulder pain, to many other bodily discomforts such as headaches and migraines.

If you are interested in the use of dry needling to you relief from pain and discomfort and live in or near the Somerset, KY, area, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Chin of Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab by dialing (606) 679-2773.  

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