Dry Needling Seacoast NH
Dry Needling is a treatment procedure that involves the use of a filament needle into the muscle or area of the body which produces pain. There is no injectable solution or medication involved, and the needle which is used is very thin. We utilize this technique for a combination of reasons including trigger point release and stimulating your body’s own anti-inflammatory and pain relieving mechanisms.
The vast majority of patients do not feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it has and is advanced into the muscle, the feeling of discomfort can vary drastically from patient to patient. Typically a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with insertion of the needle. However, if the area is sensitive or has active trigger points within it, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp or a sensation that is referred to as a ‘twitch response’. This quick twitch of a muscle has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms, and response of the tissue.
Dry needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and even pain and injury prevention, with very few side effects. We have found great success with dry needling when used as an adjunct in the treatment of our patients. When combined with appropriate stretching and strengthening activity our patients notice improved mobility and function of the involved structures.
We typically see positive results in 2-4 treatment sessions, but this can vary depending on the patient, the tissue affected, and how chronic the issue might be. If you have any questions regarding this method of treatment, or whether it could benefit you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at ProCare.