Dry Needling

Dry Needling services offered in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac, WI

Dry Needling

Tight, knotted muscles can cause intense pain that radiates to other parts of your body. If you have these trigger points, you could benefit from dry needling. At NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin’s offices in Appleton, Wisconsin, experts use dry needling to release your muscle tension and unknot trigger point fibers. Call your nearest NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin office today.

Dry Needling Q & A

What is dry needling?

Dry needling relieves trigger point pain. Trigger points are spots of knotted, inflamed tissue in your muscles. They can be intensely painful and commonly cause referred pain — pain far from the affected area.

During dry needling treatment, your NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin provider inserts filiform (very slim) needles into your skin. These short, stainless steel needles puncture your skin, but unlike hypodermic needles, they don’t inject medication into your body. 

After expert placement, the needles reduce tension and help your muscles to relax. Repeated treatments relieve pain and inflammation and restore range of motion and mobility. 

What conditions benefit from dry needling?

Dry needling can treat various problems, including:

  • Whiplash neck injuries
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Chronic whiplash-associated disorder      
  • Cervical radiculopathy (nerve compression in the neck)
  • Muscle pain
  • Mechanical lower back pain
  • Thoracic (upper back) pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs                  
  • Spinal stenosis       
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis                   
  • Fibromyalgia

People suffering from a sports injury can also benefit from dry needling.

Dry needling typically forms part of a comprehensive pain treatment plan. The NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin team designs your plan after performing a thorough physical exam, symptom analysis, and medical history review. 

What happens during dry needling?

Dry needling requires no special preparation. You sit or lie on an exam table, and your provider ensures you’re comfortable. Then, they gently insert the needles into your trigger points.

Dry needling is safe, and most patients tolerate it well. You might have slight bruising, swelling, or bleeding afterward, but these symptoms shouldn’t last long.

Call NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin to learn more about dry needling’s benefits today.