Dry Needling in Dubai
Dry needling is a procedure that involves inserting fine needles in specific trigger points to relieve pain and encourage healing. It is a safe, minimally discomforting, and effective technique that stimulates the brain and nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals and promote the body’s natural healing process, essential in treating chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders.
At Novomed, dry needling is one of the techniques performed by our skilled and trained physiotherapists to assist with muscle pain, and they usually use it in combination with other techniques, including massage, manual therapy, and exercise prescription.
What does the treatment involve?
A trigger point or tight band in the muscle fiber can restrict the range of motion, disrupt function, and cause pain and tenderness.
Dry needling involves the insertion and immediate removal of sterile, single-use, fine needles into the muscles’ trigger points to release myofascial trigger points, which help relieve muscles pain and improve function.
How does the treatment work?
When the therapist applies dry needling to a trigger point, it stimulates the muscle and alters the nervous system activity around it to help decrease tightness, increase blood flow, and reduce local and referred pain.
Dry needling’s goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. Dry needling can help improve various musculoskeletal issues, such as neck and back pain, shoulder and elbow pain, hip and knee pain, and some forms of headache and migraine.
What does dry needling feel like?
The needles used in this treatment are not sharp like ones used to draw blood, making the insertion past the skin and into the muscle quite painless. You may feel a very brief sensation of pressure or cramping within the muscles. The level of discomfort can be adjusted by the therapist to suit your personal preference.
How many sessions will I need?
You may need up to 6 sessions to eliminate the trigger point, with no more than 2 sessions per week. Relief usually lasts for 3-4 days after the first treatment session, and it will last longer following each session.
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
- The only thing in common between dry needling and acupuncture is that they use similar tools, but that’s where the similarities end.
- Dry needling is rooted in Western medicine and is performed by different practitioners with different training and targets specific anatomy and penetrates injured tissue directly.
- Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on targeting energy channels (meridians) and specific acupuncture points influencing Qi.
If you are interested in this treatment, book your appointment by calling toll-free 800 (NOVO) 6686 or click the live chat icon at the bottom of the screen.