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Advanced Dry Needling at Floreat Chiropractic

When pain is persistent, finding relief that lasts is important. Relief that’s natural and holistic is even more important. OTC and prescription medications may have unwanted side effects. Dry needling is a solution that relieves pain without creating these types of problems.

What to Expect

Dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation, is a Western-medicine based therapy designed to relieve muscle pain. Similar to acupuncture, very thin needles are directly inserted deep into the muscle in the affected area, releasing trigger points, knots, and spasms. In some cases, more needles are placed around the problem area to impact a broader portion of your central nervous system.

Patients may feel a little sharpness when the needle penetrates the top layer of skin, and as it goes deeper into the affected muscle. The muscle may twitch or jump as an indication we’re in the right spot. By stimulating the muscle, the nervous system relaxes in response, increasing circulation to the area to flush out any toxins.

Dry needling has shown success in relieving some muscle pain and stiffness. Releasing trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion. Since the needles are inserted much deeper, soreness and bruising may result from dry needling. These are temporary inconveniences, usually disappearing in a few hours.


How We May Help You

Dry needling is most often used with muscular injuries and conditions related to participation in sports and similar high-energy activities. Other areas where results have been seen include

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Disc problems
  • TMJ
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ankle pain
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Motor vehicle injury
  • Nerve root pain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tight muscles
  • Work-related injury

Used in conjunction with chiropractic care, dry needling may provide the relief you’ve been seeking.

Find Out More Today

Still not sure if dry needling is right for you? We’d love to discuss the best options for your health. Contact Floreat Chiropractic today to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.


Dry Needling Floreat, Perth WA | (08) 9284 9444