Dry Needling for Pain and Injury Rehabilitation in Freehold, NJ
Dry needling can be effective for relieving acute and chronic muscle pain, promoting the healing of soft tissue injuries, and preventing further pain and problems. This advanced therapy, which capitalizes on the body’s natural healing response, is available at Advanced Health and Wellness Center of New Jersey in Freehold, NJ.
Dry needling is often confused with acupuncture, mainly because both techniques involve the repeated insertion of monofilament needles without the use of injectable solutions. But, that’s where the similarities end. While acupuncture is rooted in ancient Chinese interpretations, dry needling was developed in accordance with modern medical advances.
If you elect to have dry needling administered by a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) at Advanced Health and Wellness Center of New Jersey in Freehold, here’s a general idea of what you can expect:
- The DO will strategically insert a very thin needle into a painful muscular area (trigger point).
- While you maintain a relaxed body position, the DO will move the needle into your muscle through rotation, in-and-out motions, or slow-and-steady lancing.
- You will likely not feel any sensations when the needle penetrates your skin. However, when the needle advances into a muscle that contains active trigger points, a mild inflammatory or “twitch” response may occur.
- The twitch response can activate your body’s natural healing processes and facilitate the repair of damaged tissue.
Unlike conventional medications, which are designed to mask symptoms associated with the body’s protective response to injury, dry needling is a natural treatment that does not suppress naturally occurring symptoms, such as pain, inflammation, and fever, nor does it produce any negative side effects. With that said, its effectiveness is largely dependent on two key factors, which are the general health of the patient (good health translates to a greater healing capacity), and the severity of the injury being treated. In many cases, positive results become apparent after two to four treatment sessions.
If you’d like to learn more about dry needling and find out if you could benefit from this innovative treatment, contact Advanced Health and Wellness Center of New Jersey. You can schedule a consultation with at DO at our state-of-the-art wellness center in Freehold, NJ.