Dry Needling - Risks and Benefits
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What are the benefits of dry needling?
As part of your overall treatment plan, dry needling has many benefits. The procedure is inexpensive and generally considered safe. It carries a low risk of complications if performed by a trained provider.
Research shows dry needling can release your trigger points, which may help relieve your muscle pain and stiffness. Releasing your trigger points may also increase your flexibility and improve your range of motion.
What are the potential side effects of dry needling?
The most common side effect of dry needling is soreness during and after treatment.
Other side effects are typically minor. They may include:
- Bruising at or near the insertion site
- Bleeding at the insertion site
Serious complications of dry needling are very rare. If your provider improperly inserts a needle in the thoracic area, they could cause a pneumothorax (collapsed lung).
There’s also a risk of infection. It’s important to confirm your provider has received proper training.
If you believe you could benefit from high-quality care, consider getting treatment from the staff at Ishitani Health Center. Our dedicated staff will be pleased to answer your questions today. We can also help you schedule a time to visit our Fort Lee office.