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What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique used to help patients with various issues. It is performed by a trained physical therapist using small solid filiform needles inserted into specific areas that may be causing pain, such as muscle, scar tissue, and connective tissue.

Because dry needling is used for many purposes, your physical therapist may have several reasons to implement it as part of your overall treatment plan. By inserting needles into the areas of pain, several changes occur in the neural centers of the body that control pain. There is also an increase in healthy blood at the site of dysfunction.

What Symptoms Does Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling is most commonly used for treating myofascial pain. This involves inserting the needles into the symptomatic muscle to reduce tension and improve blood circulation. Dry needling has also been shown to help reduce muscle spasms, decrease tightness, improve inflammation, and help decrease chronic pain.

What To Expect When Getting Dry Needling

The dry needling treatment is usually painless due to how tiny the filiform needles are and how they are placed into the muscle. However, you may experience different sensations when being needled, such as muscle soreness, aching, and a muscle twitch when a needle is inserted into a tight area.

There are several different techniques that may be implemented with dry needling depending on what symptoms you may be having. After treatment, your physical therapist will likely perform other treatments or introduce new movements into your exercise routine to reduce any post-needling soreness you may experience.

Who Can Benefit From Dry Needling?

Anyone who experiences pain can benefit from dry needling. From back pain to headaches, dry needling can help treat your symptoms.

Schedule an appointment today and ask your physical therapists if dry needling could be right for you.

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Real People, Real Testimonials.

Twin Boro - Bayonne
Based on 149 reviews
Michael Prikockis
I've been in a lot of physical therapy for my foot over the years, but this is the best one. They are professional and have staff available throughout each session to make sure you're doing your exercises correctly. See Michael here and he'll help get you on your way!
John Sellner
Veru good expreriences
Wendy Morris
I have been to many PTs over the years and this team is by far the best I have ever had. They are very talented and spend alot of time working on you in addition to providing exercises that help you get stronger. All three PTs are amazing but Pam is my favorite. Very personable, caring and talented. And all of the PT assistants are friendly and helpful. I actually enjoy my visits with this team! ❤️
Donna Hamrick
Pool therapy is awesome. I've been helped greatly by the pool staff and their treatment protocol.
Pat Gottal
I love that my program is Upgradedon a regular basis.
Suzanne Suter-Lowe
I can't thank Henry and Stephanie enough. I came in with radiating pain in my leg with 3 goals: to be able to watch/play/carry my grandkids, to be able to work in my yard, and to avoid back surgery. They patiently worked with me to increase my core strength, improve my posture and develop good lifting technique. It will never be perfect because the underlying problem is still there, but I am able to carry 30 pounds of granddaughter, crawl on the floor with a 9 month old, and garden for 10 hours over 2 days. All wins and I know I don't express it adequately enough to them, but they and the entire staff were wonderful.
felicia colvin
I highly recommend this facility for your physical therapy. The staff is highly qualified and experienced. Patients are seen on schedule and provided with at home therapy on alternate days and upon completion of therapy. After 3 months I feel like part of the 4 Oaks family. Be mindful, no pain, no gain.
Jesse Roberts
The staff at 4 Oaks are friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Not only did they reduce my pain, they taught me many ways of continuing to manage it after my time with them ends so I have a greater understanding of my issues. Stephanie in particular was very patient in answering all of my questions and effectively treating my symptoms. I highly recommend this clinic for anyone suffering from pain that reduces their quality of life!
Kevin Serafin
Highly recommend this location. They are attentive and great with scheduling in person or via text. Stephanie, Lauren, Henry, Maureen were the main therapists helping me out and they were extremely knowledgeable and informative. My issue definitely improved coming here, especially with all the other therapy assistants like Joe helping out. I would come back if my issue returns. Thanks guys!

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