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How Does Dry needling Therapy Work?

Dry Needling therapy (DNT) is an advanced and specialized manual therapy approach to the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. It is the application and insertion of fine needles, similar to those used in acupuncture, into the musculoskeletal system to deactivate trigger points and to alter dysfunctional neurological (nerve) and pain reporting mechanisms.

DNT is a primary modality of clinical myotherapy, a branch of manual medicine that focuses on treating and managing musculoskeletal pain; pain arising from the muscles, joints, and associated connective tissue. 

DNT is also practiced by many varied medical and allied health professionals including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Medical Doctors. You can find the best services of dry needling physiotherapy by browsing online.


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DNT is used in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including acute and chronic pain, biomechanical dysfunction, and postural issues. It has been shown through research to be one of the safest and most highly effective modalities in the treatment of pain, especially that relating to back, neck, shoulder, and limb pain, and can assist in many causes of headache and sciatic problems.

Although DNT and acupuncture use the same tool in the single-use needle, they differ in philosophy. DNT differs in that it focuses specifically on the biomedical causes of musculoskeletal pain within the body, stimulating the body's own pain reporting mechanisms in the nervous system and assisting to turn it down.

DNT does this by increasing blood flow, feeding oxygen and nutrients to tissues, removing toxins and debris that irritate and stimulating the body to release its potent pain-killing hormones such as endorphins and dopamine. DNT assists to treat the pain and dysfunction at the cause thereby removing the reason for it to exist.