Dry needling for pain relief

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Dry needling is a highly effective treatment for individuals suffering from chronic muscle soreness or pain.

By Bill Bedford, Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services

The next big thing in physical therapy and pain management actually is something that has been around for decades and shares some similarities to acupuncture, which has origins that trace back thousands of years.

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment for individuals suffering from chronic muscle soreness or pain. From treating sports injuries such as tennis or golfer’s elbow to addressing lower back and neck pain, I have been offering dry needling since we opened our Berea office.

If you are suffering from soreness or pain, this specialized treatment that does not require an oral or injected medication may be an option for you.

Dry needling is a treatment that involves the insertion of very thin needles into trigger points or tight muscles surrounding areas of pain. This results in pain relief and restoration of healthy muscle function.

How does it work? 

It utilizes your body’s own ability to heal but focuses the healing to the areas where the needles are inserted, causing the body to respond to the lesion created by the needle thus helping heal the injured area and restoring function to the dysfunctional soft tissue.

Dry needling offers an additional treatment option that can be utilized along with traditional manual physical therapy techniques.

If you have tried other approaches without success, this may be the time to try something new. Dry needling is covered by insurance as part of your normal physical therapy visit.

To find out whether this treatment can help you, contact us and we will be happy to answer questions.

To schedule an appointment for physical therapy or personal training, call 440-973-4950 or contact the office through its website, FerrellWhited.com/locations/Berea. Ferrell-Whited Physical Therapy Services is located at 2 Berea Commons, Suite 10, in Berea. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Evening appointments are available by request.