At Carolina Spine and Disc, we offer dry needling services. Dry needling, not to be confused with acupuncture, is a technique that utilizes small needles to deactivate trigger points and help loosen muscles. Once the trigger points have been loosened, you should notice a decrease in pain and an improvement in function. The primary goal of dry needling is to calm down the hypersensitive areas in the body and restore motion and functional mobility and possibly create a healing response in the tissue.
Dry needling can provide relief for most muscular pain and stiffness. A dry needling treatment is a highly effective treatment for finding hidden sources of neuromuscular pain to give you back the relief you’ve been searching for. This treatment involves using tiny, thin, filament needles to stimulate and indicate trigger points. Once your trigger points have been identified, your muscles will reset to alleviate both the original problem area as well as secondary pain. Many of our patients have experienced dramatic pain relief and improved function in just a few treatments, often with lasting results.