Dry needling may seem like an intimidating procedure if you have a fear of needles. If you finally gain the courage to go to a needling session, and you are then presented with the option of adding electrical stimulation, that may increase your fear even more. Your mind may flash to the image of a black and white Frankenstein being struck by lightning. You may wonder if it hurts more and whether the electrical stimulation would benefit you. Even though your practitioner will go over everything with you before you get started, it may be difficult to dismiss all of your nerves.
If you have pain or muscle tension, you may be considering some kind of needling treatment. Maybe you need dry needling, in which a practitioner inserts monofilaments (solid needles) into muscle trigger points and uses electrical stimulation to provide relief. Or perhaps you need acupuncture, a part of traditional Chinese medicine, which uses energy lines called meridians. Meridians are guides to releasing a flow of energy throughout the body, based on organ systems, like the kidney, liver, and heart. By correcting energy flow systemically, pain is reduced. But how do you know which one you need?
Whether getting shots, getting blood drawn, or getting a tattoo, needles can be uncomfortable to some people, and to others, they can be a source of anxiety. If you have heard about dry needling from someone and they said it genuinely helped their condition, you may be curious and skeptical at the same time. So, what is dry needling and how can it help relieve symptoms?
When making any major change to your life, there are many factors to consider, especially when beginning a new fitness program or recovering from an injury with physical therapy. Investing in your health is one of the best decisions you can make, but sometimes this decision is not the easiest. Often, success requires an investment of your time, money, and a personal commitment to a lifestyle change. Physical therapy and wellness services can range in price and may be difficult to fit into your budget. Also, a lifestyle change requires extra time and discipline to see results. It is imperative that you choose the right place, the first time, so you can make the best investment for your health. At EW Motion Therapy, our physical therapy and our wellness services, including Pilates, personal training, yoga, and more, really can fit almost any patient willing to make the investment in themselves. We have been rehabilitating patients and working with wellness clients of any age and ability since 1999, and we are continuing to grow in our expertise, programs, and services. Whether you are an athlete who wants to set a new personal record (PR), or a grandparent who wishes to get down on the floor and play with your grandkids again, our therapists can tailor a treatment plan for you.