Dry Needling Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dry Needling hurt?
There is little to no pain when the needle penetrates the skin. A twitch response or muscle cramp will occur when the needle hits the targeted trigger point. Muscle soreness may occur at least 24 hours after the treatment. Applying heat to the affected muscles, drinking lots of fluids, stretching and staying mobile can help reduce the soreness.
Is Dry Needling safe?
Your safety throughout this treatment is our top priority. Dry Needling is performed as a “clean technique” in which your skin will be sanitized and your therapist will wear gloves to minimize risk of infection. The needles are sanitary, individually packaged and discarded after use. Our therapists have completed extensive training to receive their Dry Needling certifications.
What are the side effects of Dry Needling?
Common side effects include muscle soreness, fatigue, and bruising. Our therapists will provide specific education during your treatment to help you understand how to limit these side effects.
Does my health insurance cover Trigger Point Dry Needling Therapy?
Most health insurance policies currently do not cover Dry Needling. Contact us and we will check your insurance prior to starting treatment and provide information on our self-pay options as well.