Denver Dry Needling Therapy

Get long-term pain relief with dry needling treatment from Dr. Nathan Wood.

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is treats pain by stimulating “trigger points,” sometimes referred to as knots, with a thin filament needle. The needles to not inject medication. Rather, they stimulate these trigger points to relieve pain.

Dry needling is a way to quickly relieve pain, and most patients feel relief after their first visit.

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What is Dry Needling Used For?

Trigger points often lead to pain in other areas around the affected muscle or tissue. Here are a few common types of pain that dry needling may be used to treat:

  • Joint pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Disc problems

 

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In addition to pain relief, dry needling can also improve your mobility, making it a good treatment for muscle pain and recovering from muscular injury.

Dry needling is often used to treat these problems in combination with other treatments like chiropractic and massage therapy.

Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?

No. The only similarity between the two is that needles are used. Acupuncture is based on eastern medicine, and the needles are used to ease pain by opening up a pathway for healing energy. Dry needling is based in western medicine, and the needles are used to relieve trigger points. Trigger points are areas in which tightness is causing pain and restricting motion.

Is Dry Needling Safe?

While the technique is safe, dry needling may not be a good treatment for you depending on your overall health. Dr. Wood will conduct a preliminary exam to understand your health history. Depending on this, he will decide if dry needling is right for you.

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