A lot of people wonder if the needles feel like those you would get at the doctor’s office. Luckily, the needles are so thin that most people hardly notice the prick. Instead, you may feel more of a cramp-like sensation for about 15-30 seconds when the needle reaches the trigger points. This sensation is usually considered less painful than the pain you already feel from your condition. Of course, your physical therapist can stop at any time if you are feeling uncomfortable. During treatment, many patients feel some quick cramping coupled with a feeling that the tension is melting away. After treatment you may feel some lingering soreness or achiness for the [...]
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Some patients with acute pain (pain that has lasted less than a week), may only need one treatment to feel better. Patients with chronic pain (pain that has lasted at least three weeks), may need one treatment per week to start feeling permanent symptom relief.
Show up to your dry needling appointment in comfortable and loose-fitting clothing (we can also provide comfortable clothing for you to borrow at no cost). Before your dry needling session begins, your physical therapist will ask you questions about your condition, such as how long you’ve had it, what the symptoms are, and what makes it feel better or worse. You will then lie on a massage table and your physical therapist will start treatment. Your physical therapist may continue to discuss your condition and provide suggestions on how to resume treatment at home. Most dry needling sessions last about 30 minutes.
Our dry needling services are the only ones in the world performed by physical therapists who are trained in the GRAY METHOD™. The GRAY METHOD™ is a trademarked method of treatment that fixes the underlying cause to permanently fix the symptoms. This means we can determine the underlying cause of your condition and accurately locate the trigger points to provide you with lasting relief.