Dry needling is a modern and science-based therapy focused on treating pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions. The needling stimulates a healing response in the body.

  • Trained physical therapists palpate trigger points in the muscles of a painful body part (or location) and the surrounding musculature.
  • A “dry” needle, or a needle not delivering a medication, is inserted into the trigger point to elicit pain relief, increase circulation to the muscle, and decrease muscle tightness.

Dry needling can help with the following conditions:

  • Headaches (migraines, tension, cervicogenic)
  • Neck pain (acute/chronic)
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow/ Golfer’s elbow
  • Muscle knots (trigger points)
  • Other musculoskeletal condition

Science-based therapy

at Nebraska City Physical Therapy

Interested in dry needling therapy? Call us to see if dry needling could help relieve your pain.