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Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)

Progressive Chiropractic Berwick provides treatment for muscle pain with dry needling; a safe and proven way to alleviate pain and trigger a healing response.

What is Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture)?

Dry needling is a modern therapy that aims to alleviate muscular pain and target hyperirritable spots in muscles called myofascial trigger points. This technique involves using very fine filament sterile needles to stimulate a healing effect.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

Commonly used by our Berwick Chiropractors and Myotherapists to help ease myofascial trigger points, dry needling can also help:

  • Assist with pain relief
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve local healing responses
  • Relax muscle spasms and myofascial trigger points (hyperirritable spots in the muscle)

Does it hurt?

In most cases, dry needling is not painful, although there may be a short and mild discomfort when a muscle twitch response is triggered. This is a common reaction that is often anticipated when treating chronic muscle conditions. Many of our patients suggest that it is more comfortable than deep tissue massage.

Is dry needling safe?

Dry needling is a highly safe treatment that involves cleansing the skin with alcohol swabs before inserting sterile, single-use needles. Below are some of the rare and temporary side effects of dry needling:

Bruising or bleeding – Bruising in the treated area may occur temporarily after dry needling, but it usually disappears within a few days. In very rare cases, those who are taking blood thinners may experience slight bleeding.

Pain and soreness – After dry needling, on the rare occasion some patients may experience pain or soreness in the treated area for the first few days. This can usually be alleviated with over-the-counter pain relievers or ice packs.

Dry needling in Berwick

Dry needling is a proven and effective treatment option for individuals with chronic pain and can provide significant relief. If you are seeking this treatment, it is important to trust the hands of experienced professionals. At Progressive Chiropractic Berwick, our team of experts is equipped to meet your needs and effectively alleviate your pain through dry needling.

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