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Dry Needling/Acupuncture

Have you heard about dry needling? It's a treatment that's almost similar to acupuncture, and it can provide pain relief and improve movement. We'll be discussing all you need to know about this treatment: what it is, the conditions it can treat, its safety, and many other things. That way, you can determine whether it's right for you.


At Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, we provide dry needling services. Our chiropractor can answer any of your questions and address your concerns about this treatment so you can take it in confidence. Schedule your appointment today.

What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a treatment that is almost similar to acupuncture. It uses very thin needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying tissues, muscles, and nerves. When these areas are stimulated, it can help to relieve pain and ease muscle tension.

Dry needling is based on the theory that trigger points, or knots that form in muscles, are responsible for pain and other symptoms. When the needles are inserted into these trigger points, it can help to release the tension and provide relief.

It's crucial to note that dry needling needles do not contain medication. They are simply inserted into the skin to stimulate underlying tissues. The process is called dry needling because there is no fluid being injected into the body. The needles are simply inserted and left in place for a few minutes.

Conditions That Dry Needling Can Treat

Dry needling can be used to treat many different conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle tension
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis

These are not the only conditions that dry needling can treat, but they are some of the most common. If you believe your condition can benefit from this treatment, the wisest decision is to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor. They can assess your situation and determine if dry needling is the right treatment for you.

Benefits of Dry Needling

There are many benefits to dry needling. Here are some of the most notable:

  • Pain relief – One of the main benefits of dry needling is pain relief. If you're struggling with chronic pain, this treatment can provide much-needed relief.
  • Improved movement – Dry needling can also help improve movement. If you're struggling with range of motion or flexibility, this treatment can help.
  • Reduced inflammation – It can also help reduce inflammation and swelling, which can lead to pain relief.
  • Improved circulation – Better circulation helps in the healing process and can also help reduce pain.

How Safe Is Dry Needling?

One of the common concerns about dry needling is its safety. However, it's important to note that dry needling is a very safe treatment when performed by a qualified professional. Our chiropractor is highly skilled in providing this treatment and has years of experience.

Visit Peterson Chiropractic in Durham for Safe and Effective Dry Needling Treatment

If you're looking for an effective and safe treatment for your pain, dry needling may be the answer. At Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, we offer this treatment and can answer any of your questions. Schedule your appointment today to get started. Call us today at (919) 286-7202.

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  • "I was diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon with a buldging disc. I was in constant pain. There were times it was painful to turn over in bed. I could not bend to tie my shoes. The most painful thing was that my active lifestyle was completely changing. I could not play golf or exercise without pain. I was treated by a physical therapist, and then a chiropractor for about nine months. This treatment temporarily relieved a lot of my pain. Dr. Peterson told me the DRX-9000 had helped others with my condition. After the first two weeks of painless treatment I could tell a difference. I now play golf without pain. I just played in a three day tournament. I can even tie my own shoes. I do recommend this treatment."
    R. S.

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