Dry Needling involves inserting a very thin disposable needle (acupuncture needle) into specific points to help relax the muscle. Dry needling has a long lasting effect as it can stimulate the body’s natural opioids to be released, it can increase the blood flow to the area to remove inflammation and swelling, and it can relax muscle spasms and stimulate nerve fibres to inhibit the pain response.
Some conditions dry needling may help:
- myofascial pain syndromes
- neck pain
- shoulder pain & frozen shoulder
- sporting injuries
- hamstring problems
Chiropractic services are covered by most private health funds