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Dry Needling

Dry Needling (DN) uses a thin mono-filament needle, which is a safe and effective treatment for dysfunctional muscles that can improve performance through eliciting a local twitch response.

Benefits of Dry Needling

  • Relaxes the muscle tissue

  • Can increase neuromuscular firing (improved muscle contraction)

  • Increase blood flow

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve tissue elasticity

Does it Hurt?
No, it should not hurt. You may feel a tiny prick as the needle enters the skin. Expect a twitch followed by a relaxing of the muscle tissue when the needle releases the trigger point.
How is it Different from Acupuncture?

Acupuncture – the needle gets inserted into the skin based on the Meridian System.
Dry Needling- the needle is inserted through the skin and directly into the muscle. Insertion is based on pain.

Patients Who Can Benefit
• Poor posture
• Whiplash/motor vehicle accidents
• Chronic pain
• Headaches
• Tight muscles
• Runners, athletes, and otheractive people
• Post-Operative Surgical patients

• Hypoactive muscles
•Trigger points

FYZICAL Riverwoods is now Buffalo Grove. We are still on the intersection of Deerfield Road and Milwaukee Avenue, but now on the southwest corner.
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