what to expect
As previously said, dry needling is almost always used as part of an overall plan of care. Your therapist will brief you on exactly what to expect if your plan of care includes this treatment technique. Patients experience different sensations during treatment, but muscle soreness, aching, or a muscle twitch is considered a good sign. Depending on what condition is being treated, needles may stay in for shorter (seconds) or longer (minutes) periods of time.