Most musculoskeletal problems can be helped with dry needling.
Dry needling uses the same fine, sterile needles as for Acupuncture in relation to joint, ligament and muscle tissues to settle irritable, restricted or inflamed tissues.
The fine needles have both specific local and segmental effects.
- Suppresses painful sensory input from the skin and muscle tissue
- Links with the neurons in the spinal cord
- Filters the pain input to the spinal cord
- Changes the automatic nervous system settings
- Changes the impulses to the muscles
- Has some inhibitory controls on the central nervous system
At your dry needling session with the Physiotherapist, you will receive the following leaflet to take home with you for future reference: