Dry needling is a term for a therapeutic treatment procedure that involves multiple advances of a filament needle into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point. There is no type of solution that is injected to the muscle and usually the needle that is used is very thin. Most patients will not even feel the needle penetrate the skin, but once it furthers into the muscle, the discomfort can change from patient to patient. Usually a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort upon insertion of the needle; although, if the muscle is sensitive or contains active trigger points, the subject may feel a sensation much like a muscle cramp, often referred to as a "twitch response".
The twitch response also has a biochemical characteristic to it which likely affects the reaction of the muscle, symptoms and response of the tissue. Along with the health of the tissue, the expertise of the practitioner can also attribute to the variation of discomfort and outcome. You may only feel the cramping sensation locally or you may feel a referral of pain or similar symptoms for which you are seeking treatment. A reproduction of your pain can be a helpful diagnostic indicator of the cause of the symptoms. You soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation, as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain and restoring normal length and function of the involved muscle. Typically, positive results are apparent within 2-4 treatment sessions but can vary depending on the cause and duration of the symptoms and your overall health.
Dry Needling Patients Only:
Initial Evaluation and Treatment: $100
Follow-up Treatment: $65
Physical Therapy + Dry Needling:
Requires a prescription from your physician for physical therapy with a diagnosis. It is also dependent upon us getting approval from your insurance company for physical therapy treatment.
Depending on insurance coverage, prices may vary for evaluation and treatment.
*$20.00 covers the cost of dry needling treatment only, and there may be additional costs depending on your individual deductibles and co-pays. This is based on physical therapy benefits covered in your specific insurance coverage.