Plymouth Dry Needling Therapy
Western medical acupuncture or dry needling acupuncture offered at Plympton Chiropractic is a modality involving the insertion of fine needles. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system (sensory stimulation). The most widespread application of dry needling acupuncture or western medical acupuncture is for pain relief, most commonly musculoskeletal pain.
Our chiropractors can perform dry needling acupuncture for pain and can offer it as part of a wider approach that incorporates other treatments and interventions. When performed by a qualified professional, dry needling is a safe option you could try for pain management.
Dry needling does not necessarily hurt, however this will depend on your personal pain tolerance. The needles are incredibly thin and generally won’t be painful when inserted. However, muscles can occasionally twitch when the needles are in place, and some people experience minor soreness in the days following the treatment. Others feel no pain from the needles during the treatment.