Dry Needling

Dry needling is a very effective therapeutic intervention used in combination with other interventions here at Central Ohio Spine and Joint. Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

Common Conditions Treated with Dry Needling

Trigger points/tender points in muscles

Neuropathic pain

Low back pain

Neck pain

Joint pain associated with arthritis

Piriformis syndrome

Cervico-genic headaches

Sciatica

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Patellar Femoral Syndrome

Patellar tendonitis

Hamstring Strain

Groin Strain

Shin-splints, Compartment Syndrome

Achilles tendonopathies

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Impingement syndromes

Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)

The Process

Again the most common condition we manage with dry needling is a muscular trigger point. When this area of dysfunctional micro-environment is stimulated by a dry filament needle it is inoculated and the peripheral nerves secrete cytokines locally and send pulse signals to the spinal cord, brain stem, pons, thalamus, hypothalamus, and the cortices. These mechanisms of the central nervous system react and synthesize both the needling signals and the pathological signals from the affected area and the body will respond favorably by producing homeostatic reactions to restore the area to normative health. Ultimately this response alleviates the pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms thus indirectly decreasing compression about symptomatic joints.

The Process

Again the most common condition we manage with dry needling is a muscular trigger point. When this area of dysfunctional micro-environment is stimulated by a dry filament needle it is inoculated and the peripheral nerves secrete cytokines locally and send pulse signals to the spinal cord, brain stem, pons, thalamus, hypothalamus, and the cortices. These mechanisms of the central nervous system react and synthesize both the needling signals and the pathological signals from the affected area and the body will respond favorably by producing homeostatic reactions to restore the area to normative health. Ultimately this response alleviates the pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms thus indirectly decreasing compression about symptomatic joints.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dry needling the same as acupuncture?

No, although the technique of dry needling looks similar to traditional acupuncture due to the use of a dry filament needle, the rationale and execution of the treatment technique is quite different, akin to the difference between spinal manipulative therapy and chiropractic. Remember, a field is not defined by its treatment techniques but rather by its basis of ideology or its use of scientific evidence. Traditional acupuncture is a field of alternative care based upon cultural and societal ideologies as compared to dry needling which is treatment modality based upon scientific knowledge and what is known as evidence based or informed medicine.

Is dry needling covered by insurance?

At this time insurance carriers do not consider dry needling a covered service, despite the overwhelmingly positive research. We charge an extremely reasonable cash price of $20-$55 per session. We also offer discounts with packages of 6 and 12 treatment sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

It is impossible to predict how many sessions someone will need without a thorough evaluation but on average we start with a trail of care of between 4-6 sessions. Again, each case is individualized but on average this is a good estimate.

What Our Clients

Say About Us

#STRONGERASONE (adjective) – achieving all as one.
Our team of highly trained professionals are, stronger as one.
Our community of dedicated clients are, stronger as one.
WE ARE, #strongerasone.

I am really glad I found this place. I was in a lot of hip pain due to hip bursitis and decided to give dry needling a shot. I had gone to several doctors, tried cortisone shots, PT, etc. After having tried dry needling for a little while I feel like it is helping me to manage and decrease my pain. It’s awesome!! I had been having constant pain for like 3 years before this. Orthopedic doctors dismissed my concerns and made me feel like there was no hope in getting better. Dr. Dylan Seeley has been really understanding and helpful throughout the process. He has given me really good suggestions for stretching exercises too. He is really easy to talk to and I don’t mind waking up on a Saturday morning because I know once my appointment is done I will feel better pain-wise. I would definitely recommend!

– Cris

Dr. Leonard is one of the best chiropractors that our family has ever had the privilege of being adjusted by. Add in the dry needling and you’ll be literally a new person after a few sessions. A huge thank you to him for all he has been doing for us and our pain levels!

– Meagann

What Our Clients

Say About Us

I am really glad I found this place. I was in a lot of hip pain due to hip bursitis and decided to give dry needling a shot. I had gone to several doctors, tried cortisone shots, PT, etc. After having tried dry needling for a little while I feel like it is helping me to manage and decrease my pain. It’s awesome!! I had been having constant pain for like 3 years before this. Orthopedic doctors dismissed my concerns and made me feel like there was no hope in getting better. Dr. Dylan Seeley has been really understanding and helpful throughout the process. He has given me really good suggestions for stretching exercises too. He is really easy to talk to and I don’t mind waking up on a Saturday morning because I know once my appointment is done I will feel better pain-wise. I would definitely recommend!

– Cris

Dr. Leonard is one of the best chiropractors that our family has ever had the privilege of being adjusted by. Add in the dry needling and you’ll be literally a new person after a few sessions. A huge thank you to him for all he has been doing for us and our pain levels!

– Meagann

#STRONGERASONE (adjective) – achieving all as one.
Our team of highly trained professionals are, stronger as one.
Our community of dedicated clients are, stronger as one.
WE ARE, #strongerasone.

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