Dry Needling

Dry needling is a procedure that is performed at Centered Spine & Joint. It may be confused with acupuncture at first, but it is actually very different! Dry needling is a therapy technique used by Dr. Corey Idrogo and his team. It is similar to acupuncture in that needles are inserted into the skin to alleviate pain. The main difference is that while acupuncture treats for purpose of altering one’s energy flow, dry needling follows recommended point locations and follows guidelines based on evidence.

Can Dry Needling Help Scapular Dyskinesis?
An RCT in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies concluded:

"Muscles' trigger points can induce scapular dyskinesia (SD) which interferes with overhead athletes' professional training. Dry Needling is an easy and applicable method that can synergistically reduce pain, disability and dyskinesia when it is combined with manual techniques to treat shoulder dysfunctions."

Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular tissue sand connective tissues for neuromusculoskeletal pain management and movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia and connective tissue. It also works to diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive (pain signaling) input as well as reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.

Conditions Managed with Dry Needling

  • Back pain, neck pain, sciatica and other musculoskeletal problems
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain and shoulder pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
  • Muscle strains or other muscle imbalances
  • Posture problems
  • Swollen or stiff joints
  • Chronic pain
  • Injuries from work accidents, car accidents or personal accidents
  • Post-operative pain

Benefits of Dry Needling

Dry needling helps reduce:

  • Hip pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Myofascial pain

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