Dee Why Chiropractor Treatments

Dry needling

At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) our Balmain and Rozelle chiropractors and physiotherapists offer dry needling for a range of painful muscle conditions. We offer safe, gentle and effective dry needling treatments.

What is dry needling

Dry needling is the therapeutic technique where a chiropractor or physiotherapist inserts a small needle into an irritated or tight section of a muscle (sometimes called a trigger point).

Dry needling is generally not painful. Dry needles are like acupuncture needles and are very thin. On insertion of a dry needle, there may be a little sting. In most cases, dry needling is well tolerated.

What can dry needling treat?

Dry needling can be useful for

  • Tight muscles
  • Sore/painful muscles

Conditions that can be helped with dry needling

  • Achilles pain
  • Calf pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Mid back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff problems (tears, strains)
  • Subacromial shoulder pain
  • Wrist and forearm pain

What can’t dry needling treat?

Dry needling cannot fix actual structural problems such as torn muscles, tendon, ligaments, herniated discs, rotator cuff tears or any injury that has lead to a physical structure being physically compromised. Dry needling should only be considered for pain, muscle length and muscle problems related to pain or tightness.

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