Dry Needling for Low Back Pain
Dry needling can be effective in treating back pain from multiple sources, including disc lesions, muscle strains, and facet issues. Dry needling speeds up healing for acute back pain, and can address chronic back pain by stimulating the immune system.
Dry needling creates micro-lesions, which draw the immune system to the area to start rebuilding and repairing. This helps with reducing inflammation and pain. Muscles are also stimulated to help increase stability in the spine. The results are longterm, and in combination with manual interventions and exercise, pain is often reduced or resolved.