Dry Needle Treatment

Dry needle treatment is a non-surgical and drug-free method used in the treatment of pain. It is applied in the treatment of muscle pains that may develop due to diseases and injuries. This method of treatment is aimed at stimulating pain points that occur in the muscles using needles. In this way, the pain in the muscle is reduced. Dry needle treatment gives very successful results in the treatment of many diseases, especially fibromyalgia, hernia, pain.

You can contact our clinic in Ankara to get information about dry needle treatment and make an appointment with Specialist Dr. Nural Aydın.

What is Dry Needle Treatment?

Dry needle therapy is a method used in the treatment of chronic and acute pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system. This procedure, which aims to treat the pain in these areas with the help of intramuscular needles, is also known as the “intramuscular stimulation (IMS) method”. In this method, the needles applied to the trigger points where the pain is felt stimulate the area where the pain appears. Thanks to this stimulation, the spasm in the muscle decreases and the pain disappears over time. The needles used in the treatment are called “dry needles” because they do not contain any drugs or solutions.

How Many Sessions Are Performed on Dry Needle Treatment?

Dry needle treatment is applied in sessions. The number of sessions to be applied may vary according to the condition of the muscle and the level of pain. Effective results can be obtained in the first session with dry needle treatment. If necessary, the number of sessions can be up to 10.

In Which Cases Is Dry Needle Treatment Applied?

Dry needle therapy can be used to treat pain caused by both illness and injury. Cases in which dry needle treatment is commonly used:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neck pain and cervical hernia
  • Tension-type headache
  • Shoulder pain and conditions in which mobility in the shoulder is restricted
  • Herniated disc and low back pain
  • Spasms that occur in the muscles
  • Knee and heel pain
  • Pain due to posture disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal pain
  • Back pain
  • Tentinitis that occurs in some parts of the body

How is Dry Needle Treatment Applied?

Dry needle treatment, depending on the state of the disease and the course of pain, can be applied alone or used in combination with other treatment methods.

Dry needle treatment is carried out with thin needles of different lengths. The length of the needles varies according to the region to be applied. These needles are used in muscle areas that become stiff, contracted or sensitive and cause pain. For the implementation of treatment, the location of the pain is first determined. The area of pain is determined as a result of a manual examination of the doctor. After the pain point is determined, needles of the appropriate length for the area are selected. The selected needles are gently inserted into this area. Depending on the depth of the point where the pain is, the needle is advanced. The needle that touches the pain point causes short muscle contractions here. Needles stimulate pain points. With this stimulation, softening of the muscles is observed and the muscles regain their flexibility. When the application period is completed, the needles are removed from the skin.

What Are the Benefits of Dry Needle Treatment?

Dry needle treatment is a method used to treat pain. Dry needle treatment;

  • It is effective on both acute and chronic pain. For this reason, it offers a solution to the pain complaints of many patients.
  • It provides reliably reduced pain in a short time.
  • Both the frequency and severity of pain are reduced.
  • It is a procedure that gives effective results in a short time.
  • It offers an effective solution to all mild, moderate and severe pain complaints.

Dry needle treatment prices vary according to the region where the procedure will be performed and the number of sessions. Therefore, it is not possible to talk about a single and fixed price. Before dry needle treatment is carried out, the stiffness of the tissues, the state of pain in the muscle and its severity are evaluated. As a result of the evaluation, prices are determined according to the needs of the person.

You can call our clinic to learn the dry needle prices of our clinic in Ankara; you can get more detailed information.