Dry needling is a procedure that is performed at Farabaugh Chiropractic. It may be confused with acupuncture at first, but it is actually very different! Dry needling is a therapy technique used by Dr. Brett Stefan and his team. It is similar to acupuncture in that needles are inserted into the skin to alleviate pain. The main difference is that while acupuncture treats for purpose of altering one’s energy flow, dry needling follows recommended point locations and follows guidelines based on evidence.
Conditions That Are Managed with Dry Needling
- Back pain, neck pain, sciatica and other musculoskeletal problems
- Joint pain
- Knee pain and shoulder pain
- Loss of range of motion
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Muscle strains or other muscle imbalances
- Posture problems
- Swollen or stiff joints
- Chronic pain
- Injuries from work accidents, car accidents or personal accidents
- Post-operative pain
Dry Needling at Farabaugh Chiropractic
Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular tissue sand connective tissues for neuromusculoskeletal pain management and movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue. It also works to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive (pain signaling) input as well as reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.