Treatment to Reduce Pain and Tension

Dry needling is a treatment used in physical therapy to help reduce pain and tension in affected areas. Not to be confused with acupuncture, in dry needling a small, thin, monofilament needle is inserted into the deeper tissues that can cause pain.

Dry needling is used to decrease muscle tightness or trigger points to improve flexibility and decrease tension in the muscle. It is often used to treat chronic pain, acute injuries and even sports injuries.

This treatment may be able to help you if you experience pain in any of the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulder
  • Arm (elbow)
  • Head (headaches/migraines)
  • Buttock
  • Leg
  • Foot

Talk to your physical therapist to see if dry needling can help you.

Get a Physician Referral

If you need a referral to a rehabilitation therapist or other physician at Texoma Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-903-416-3627.