What is Dry Needling?
Dry Needling is the insertion of fine acupuncture-type needles into tight muscles or trigger points, which seeks to relieve muscle pain by causing a ‘twitch response’ of the muscle tissue, resulting in relaxation and subsequent release of the taut/contracted muscle area. This then enables the muscle’s normal functions to be restored.
Is it safe to have Dry Needling?
Dry needling is a very safe process. In some cases, a needle being inserted into a trigger point muscle may create slight discomfort. But, there is no sharp or excessive pain and many patients do not feel the needles being inserted at all.
Who can benefit from Dry Needling?
Dry Needling may help to reduce the severity of symptoms in conditions including:
- Muscular tightness
- Back and neck pain
- Sporting Injuries
Some of the Osteopaths and all of our Myotherapists offer Dry Needling at BAHG as part of their treatments.