Sometimes Your Osteo Will Recommend They Do Dry Needling


We are all in a fast-paced world that requires us to constantly juggle between work, home, and community responsibilities. As a result, there is a lot of stress accumulation that has a negative impact on the body. For some, the added stress leads to aches and pains, and for others, it leads to muscle tension, digestive problems, and a lot more. Regardless of how stress affects your body, osteopaths have ways to detect, treat and even prevent problems related to high-stress levels. While osteopaths often rely on manipulating, stretching, and massaging joints and muscles to treat health conditions, sometimes they may also recommend dry needling.

Let's take a closer look at what dry needling is and why your osteopath may recommend the procedure for you. 


What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation, is an alternative healthcare technique intended to treat sore and stiff muscles. The technique is used by healthcare practitioners and trained therapists, including osteopaths, under specific safety standards.


When you visit your healthcare practitioner for dry needling, they will first examine the trigger points in your body that need to be released and then use very fine needles which are pushed through the skin into the knotted muscle. The needle remains in place for a few minutes, which allows the knotted muscle to relax, and is then pulled out.


Now that you already know what dry needling is, let's look at some of the reasons why your osteopath may recommend the procedure for your aches and pains.


Benefits of Dry Needling � Why Your Osteopath May Recommend it?

One of the most obvious reasons why your osteopath may recommend dry needling is that it is very effective in releasing the muscle spasm. When the muscle spasm is released, you can move more freely and gain more control over your muscles without experiencing the most dreadful cramps.

Moreover, dry needling also aids in improving the blood flow to your muscles, which contributes to better healing of your muscles and relieves pain.

To get the most of the benefits of dry needling, your osteopath may recommend you to combine dry needling with other treatments, including stretching and strengthening exercises for your body.


Which Conditions Benefit From Dry Needling?

Dry needling can improve several health conditions, typically musculoskeletal concerns. Some of the health conditions that may benefit from dry needling include

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Joint aches and pains,
  • Muscle spasms,
  • Spinal disorders,
  • Different types of headaches,
  • Jaw and mouth problems and


If you are struggling with musculoskeletal problems like pain in your neck, shoulders, and back, it's best to see an osteopath and find out whether dry needling is the appropriate treatment for you or not. To learn more about our services or to get in touch with our trained osteopaths, call us today at 03-9772-7591.