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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is a modern therapeutic technique used to treat pain and movement impairments. The approach involves inserting thin needles into trigger points within the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or near nerves. These trigger points are often referred to as “knots” and can cause you pain and discomfort. By targeting these areas, Dry Needling aims to alleviate your pain, improve range of motion, and enhance your overall functional mobility. 

How Does Dry Needling Work?

Dry Needling works by stimulating your body’s natural healing processes. When the needle is inserted into a trigger point, it creates a minor tear that your body recognizes as a micro-injury. This prompts your body to increase blood flow to the area and release chemicals that reduce inflammation and promote healing. The mechanical stimulation of the needle also helps to disrupt the tight bands of muscle fibers, allowing them to relax. 


Benefits of Dry Needling

Pain Relief

Targeting trigger points can help reduce pain in various areas of the body, including the neck, back, shoulders, hips, and extremities.

Improved Mobility

By releasing tight muscles and fascia, Dry Needling can enhance the range of motion and overall flexibility.

Accelerated Recovery

Dry Needling is often used to speed up recovery from injuries and enhance performance.

Complementary Treatment

Dry Needling can be used alongside other treatments, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage, to provide comprehensive care. 


Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dry Needling?

Dry Needling can be an effective treatment option for a wide range of individuals experiencing musculoskeletal pain and movement dysfunctions. Ideal candidates for Dry Needling include with: 

  • Chronic Pain 
  • Athletic or Active Lifestyle 
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome 
  • Post-Surgical Pain or Scar Tissue 
  • Tension Headaches or Migraines 
  • Joint and Muscle Pain 
  • Limited Mobility and Flexibility 

Our Process


Initial Consultation

During your first visit, our providers will conduct a thorough assessment, including a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and a discussion of your symptoms and goals.


Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on the initial assessment, a customized treatment plan will be created, which may include Dry Needling along with other therapies such as manual therapy, exercise, and nutrition counseling.


Ongoing Care and Support

We provide continuous monitoring and adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure optimal outcomes. Our team is dedicated to supporting you throughout your healing journey. 

Why Choose Forum Health?

  • Expert Practitioners: Our team consists of experienced and certified professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of care. 

  • Holistic Approach: We focus on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, to achieve long-term health and wellness. 

  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to provide a comfortable and effective treatment experience. 

  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize your needs and work collaboratively with you to achieve your health goals. 

Ready to explore how Dry Needling can help you?


While both techniques use needles, Dry Needling is based on Western medicine principles and focuses on relieving musculoskeletal pain by targeting specific trigger points, whereas acupuncture is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and aims to balance the body’s energy flow. 

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. The sensation can vary from a slight pinch to muscle twitching or aching. Any discomfort is usually brief. 

The number of sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated, its severity, and individual response to treatment. Some patients may see improvement after just one session, while others may need multiple treatments. 

Common side effects include minor bleeding, bruising, and soreness at the needle insertion sites. These effects are usually mild and temporary. 


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