What is DRY NEEDLING?
It is a safe, non-pharmacological, non-surgical alternative for:
• pain (chronic & acute)
• healing injuries
• releasing tight muscles
• improving blood flow
healing injuries of joints, tendons, and muscles
• healing nerve pain
Did you know the NFL uses dry needling?
It has helped team members of the Washington Redskins speed up their recover times.
About Dry Needling
Dry needling is an effective technique used in physical therapy where a fine acupuncture needle is inserted into perineural areas, perivascular areas, and hyper-irritated muscle tissue to decrease pain, increase blood flow, and promote healing,
Does it hurt?
The local “twitch response” may provoke a brief sensation that has been descried as a tingling, aching or cramping sensation, but it is not typically described as painful.
Individuals who suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal problems including but not limited to: Osteoartritis, acute/chronic injuries, headaches, neck/back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, sciatica, hip/kmee pain, muscle strain, fibromyalgia, tennis/golfer’s elbow, PFPS, overuse injuries, etc.
Any side effects?
Side effects may vary among individuals. Typically, only mild muscle soreness or skin bruising.
Is it covered?
Yes. Dry needling is covered by most insurance companies in the state of Alaska.