Dry needling is a popular treatment for addressing lower back pain, neck pain, muscles spasms, tennis elbow, TMJ pain, headaches and migraine. It can help to loosen tensed muscles and create more freedom of movement.
We offer the option to include Gold Coast dry needling services within our chiropractic and osteopathic sessions.
Similar to acupuncture, our Gold Coast dry needling services involve the use of fine needles to target specific musculoskeletal conditions of the body. Where acupuncture works along the meridians (energy channels) of the body, dry needling is applied directly into the muscle—specifically, into what are called trigger points.
Trigger points are clustered areas of pain in or around muscles that usually radiate pain in a predictable pattern, not always at the site of the trigger point. Trigger points are often experienced as sharp pain or a dull ache, tingling or pins and needles, hot or cold. They can create symptoms such as nausea, headaches, sciatica, ear ache, equilibrium disturbance, or blurred vision.
The insertion of a needle into the trigger point causes the muscle to twitch and then release. The relief this treatment provides is almost instantaneous and, when combined with a chiropractic or osteopathic treatment, with the aim to help provide an increase in range of movement.
Chat to us today about how our Gold Coast dry needling treatments can help to alleviate acute pain.