Acupuncture and Dry Needling Research

Is work a pain in your neck?

Is work a pain in your neck? Is sitting at the computer for several hours a day giving you headaches? A recent research study attached below shows that dry needling can help!

Dry needling of the trapezius muscle in office workers with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27582622

Shoulder Pain?

Here is a great study showing positive results from dry needling and shoulder pain!

http://www.manualtherapyjournal.com/article/S1356-689X(16)30688-9/abstract?cc=y=

The study reports that patients in the study not only had an increase in their range of motion, but also a significant decrease in their overall pain.

If you are dealing with shoulder pain or have rotator cuff pain and a decrease in you overall range of motion, acupuncture and dry needling may be an option for you!


More neck pain and dry needling research

Here is a little more research on Dry Needling and neck pain!
When we are dealing with unexplained neck pain that is interrupting our daily activities, Dry Needling and Acupuncture can help!
Here is the  outcome from a study published this month.
This research done in Spain shows positive results with treating neck pain up to 6 months after treatments had ended.

Here is the link http://journals.lww.com/pain/Citation/2016/09000/Effectiveness_of_dry_needling_for_chronic.7.aspx


Tendon Injuries

  Starting a new exercise program or ramping up an old, for some, will bring on tendon injuries. This article give some treatment options including strengthening and Dry Needling.

If you are suffering from tennis or golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis), patellar tendonitis, or Achilles tendonitis, acupuncture and dry needling can help.

Needling the tendons increases circulation in the tissue, decreases stress on the tissue and is a catalyst for the healing process.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/taking-on-tendon-injuries/article23230621/


Dry Needling the Upper Trapezius

The pain in the upper trapezius is one of the most common complaints that I treat daily in my practice. Patients usually complain of headaches with pain on the side of their head and behind the eyes and pain at the base of their neck.  This pain can be dull, achy, sharp, and/or annoying!  There is also a decrease in range of motion due to the pain.  This is the pain referral pattern for the upper trapezius.  

A recent study suggests that not only are trigger points, and the pain associated with them are decreased by needling, but overall function and mood are also improved.

Here is a link to the article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25661462/