How Can Dry Needling Help with My Pain?

How Can Dry Needling Help with My Pain


If you’re dealing with pain, you might be willing to try just about anything to get relief. While there are many different treatments available, you may not have heard of dry needling. Dry needling is a therapy that involves inserting thin needles into the skin in order to stimulate trigger points and relieve pain. While it may sound painful, the needles used in dry needling are much thinner than those used in traditional acupuncture. The procedure is also relatively short, lasting only a few minutes. Some people do experience minor discomfort during the treatment, but this typically fades quickly once the needle is removed. So how does dry needling work? By stimulating the trigger points which in turn, releases hormones to diminish pain signals, relax the tissue and to direct healing to the area.  Dry needling can help to release muscle tension and reduce inflammation. This can lead to reduced pain and improved range of motion. If you’re looking for an alternative treatment for pain, dry needling may be worth considering.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a form of therapy that involves inserting thin needles into the skin at specific points. These points are known as trigger points that can cause pain and other symptoms in the body. Dry needling is said to help relieve these symptoms by stimulating the muscles and nerves. Dry needling helps relieve pain by releasing endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body. Dry needling is also said to help improve blood flow, speed up recovery from injury and reduce inflammation.

How does dry needling work?

Dry needling is a type of physical therapy that involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin and muscles. The needles are used to stimulate trigger points or knots that form when muscles fail to relax. This can cause pain and dysfunction. Dry needling is also sometimes used to release tight muscles and break up scar tissue.

The needles used in dry needling are much thinner than those used for injecting liquids or taking blood samples. They are also solid, rather than hollow like those used for injections. The needles are inserted into the skin quickly and then removed just as quickly when the effect is acheived. There is usually no more than a brief sensation when the needle enters the skin.

The main goals of dry needling are to reduce pain, speed healing and improve function. It is thought to work by stimulating the nervous system, which can help to break the cycle of pain and muscle dysfunction. Dry needling is not currently regulated by any government agency, but it is considered safe when performed by a trained professional. There is little risk of infection or other complications from dry needling. Some people may experience bruising, soreness, or redness at the needle site, but these side effects are usually mild, infrequent and resolve quickly.

The benefits of dry needling

Dry needling is said to help relieve pain, improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. It is a relatively new therapy and further research is needed to determine its efficacy. However, many people who have undergone dry needling therapy report experiencing significant relief from their symptoms.


Dry needling is a relatively new therapy that helps relieve pain, improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. It is a safe therapy when performed by a trained professional, but there are some risks associated with it. Further research is being done to confirm the efficacy of dry needling. If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in Dry Needling, visit us at one of our offices in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.

We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!

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Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. David Ehrmantraut, DC, SFDN

Dr. Dave's clinics have received multiple accolades, being voted "Best of Boulder" and "Best of the West" nine times. He has treated numerous world-class athletes and is dedicated to providing the best results for his patients in the shortest possible time.