Low back pain
Written by: Daniel B. Garcia PT, DPT, Agnesian Sport & Spine Center
Dry needling has been used in therapy for nearly 15 years; however, it has grown in popularity recently due to its exposure with Olympic athletes using it regularly to maintain performance. People turn to dry needling because it is effective at alleviating many forms of neuromuscular pain.
There are three things you should know about dry needling:
- Dry needling is fast and effective with results many times with only one treatment.
- The presence of pain or muscle soreness after treatment is the most common side effect; however, this affects very few people.
- Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is Eastern Medicine and dry needling is based on Western Medicine.
Agnesian HealthCare now offers dry needling in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun. It has made a significant impact with patients by producing immediate results in more than 90 percent of the patients selected for treatment. For more information on dry needling, visit the Agnesian Sport & Spine Center, or attend our upcoming workshop on November 21.