Alternative Treatment for Acute and Chronic Pain
If you have a painful condition that affects your quality of life, St. Mary’s Center for Rehabilitation offers a procedure that may help.
Dry needling uses extremely thin, sterile needles that are guided into very specific locations. It helps induce an inflammatory response with the goal of improving blood flow and relaxing the muscle. Dry needling also releases natural compounds in the body that can help reduce the sensation of pain.
Dry needling may help if you have:
- Shoulder pain
- Mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
- Acute and chronic pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hip and gluteal pain
- Plantar fasciitis
Physical therapists may offer dry needling as a possible treatment in conjunction with traditional therapy and exercise. Ask your doctor if dry needling can help you. A physician prescription is required.