What Is Dry Needling, and How Can It Help Me?
Dry needling treatment may help you if you are experiencing pain and are struggling to find relief. At Wisconsin Family & Sports Chiropractic in Mequon, WI, our chiropractic care team is here to help you get the pain relief treatment you need. We will take a look at what dry needling is and what you can expect from your first dry needling session.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a minimally invasive pain treatment procedure used to stimulate trigger points, which many people find helpful for pain relief. Dry needling may help you if you are experiencing ongoing pain or struggling with your range of motion due to an injury.
Your chiropractor will locate trigger points in your body that they will attempt to activate during a dry needling session. They will then insert a thin, solid needle to stimulate the trigger point and reduce pain.
What to Expect From Your Dry Needling Appointment
We will ask you to fill out some forms on your medical history when you come to our office for your first consultation. You will then talk with your chiropractor about your goals for treatment and if dry needling is right for you. You could have your first session on the same day as your initial consultation if you and your chiropractor decide that dry needling is an effective treatment for your pain.
Your chiropractor will find the trigger points causing you pain before inserting any needles. They then insert a thin, solid needle into the trigger point to stimulate the muscle. Many people feel no pain during this procedure, but others feel a pinch from the needle. Your chiropractor may manipulate the position of the needle to get a twitch response from your muscle, which may help to alleviate your pain.
Many people feel pain relief after their first dry needling session, while others need several sessions to see results. Dry needling is often part of a larger pain relief plan that may include other forms of holistic treatment.
Wisconsin Family & Sports Chiropractic: Your Mequon, WI, Chiropractor Near You
Dry needling can be a great approach to reducing pain without undergoing invasive medical procedures, so contact Wisconsin Family & Sports Chiropractic in Mequon, WI, to get the pain relief you need. Call us and schedule your first consultation today at (262) 236-9489.