Dry Needling

Dry Needling services offered in East Point, GA
Dry Needling

Dry Needling services offered in East Point, GA

If you struggle with ongoing or extreme pain but want to avoid medication and invasive procedures, see the experts at PT Works in East Point, Georgia. Teresa Bristol, PT, Cert DN, DPT, and her skilled team offer holistic dry needling that promotes natural healing and eases discomfort. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Dry Needling Q&A

What is dry needling?

Dry needling involves inserting needles into the body’s connective and other tissues. These tissues include tendons, muscles, ligaments, and trigger points (knots of tight muscle fibers). This treatment is highly effective in relieving pain and helping lessen disability without the need for invasive treatments or addictive medication.

What are the benefits of dry needling?

The main benefits of dry needling include faster healing, less pain, and improved musculoskeletal functions. The treatment is highly effective and safe; no downtime is needed afterward. It’s a quick procedure, making it an excellent treatment for your lunch break.

What is dry needling used for?

PT Works treats numerous pain-causing conditions using dry needling, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Other causes of ongoing discomfort

The treatment can ease pain nearly anywhere in your body, especially joints and tense muscles. The PT Works team is highly trained in dry needling, with many years of experience.

Is dry needling right for me?

Your physical therapist reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine if you qualify for dry needling. They also complete a physical exam and might recommend imaging to pinpoint the root cause of pain.

What should I expect during dry needling?

During dry needling at PT Works, you rest comfortably while your specialist inserts needles into the targeted tissues. They often apply electrostimulation to further promote healing. After 15-30 minutes, your specialist removes the needles.

They can combine dry needling with traditional physical therapy to address the source of ongoing pain.

What happens after dry needling treatment?

After you undergo dry needling, you could feel better right away, with additional improvements becoming noticeable over time. The PT Works team lets you know when to schedule your next dry needling treatment. You might undergo sessions once or twice weekly for eight to 10 treatments to maximize the results.

Call the PT Works office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today to determine if dry needling is right for you.