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Are you struggling to get rid of long term pain or stiffness? It might be time to try a different form of treatment known as dry needling.

Here at City Osteopathy, we offer this modern method of treatment to help provide you with effective relief from pain and discomfort.


But how does dry needling actually work? Let’s look further into the science behind this treatment method.


Dry needling involves inserting thin needles into targeted tight muscles or trigger points. Quite often these trigger points are the root cause of pain, which will then restrict movement. By inserting needles directly into these points, dry needling will stimulate a healing response within the body.


One of the core mechanisms of dry needling is that it may strengthen soft tissues such as muscles, tendons and ligaments by inducing a local inflammatory response or micro trauma. This causes the muscle to relax and release built up tension, simultaneously, improving blood flow to the area, which gives the muscle the nutrients it needs to promote healing.


Additionally, dry needling triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. This usually results in an immediate pain relief and sense of relaxation during and after the treatment.


Similarly, dry needling helps to break up scar tissue and adhesions, while also helping calm down the bodies nervous system. This is what allows for improved range of motion and flexibility post treatment.

Alternatively, if this doesn’t sound like it would work for you we have a range of other techniques we utilise here at City Osteopathy.

Book in an appointment today with Jasper Pickering (Osteopath at City Osteopathy), if you’re ready to needle away your pain and reclaim your quality of life.


Jasper Pickering (Osteopath)

City Osteopathy

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