Dry Needling in Los Angeles
with Loren Stiteler, LAc
Dry Needling Therapy
Dry needling is a type of treatment designed to provide patients with pain relief and enhanced muscle movement. This treatment uses a dry needle – as the name suggests – yet one without any medicine. The insertion of the needle is intended to deactivate muscle trigger points. Dry needling treatments are often used in combination with other physical therapy techniques. At the office of Loren Stiteler, LAc in Los Angeles CA, we offer acupuncture and dry needling therapy to help patients find much needed pain relief, range of motion, and quality of life.
Our Dry Needling Treatments
The dry needling therapy we employ includes the insertion of a sterile, thin needle into the skin with the goal of pinpointing muscular trigger points. Needle lengths used vary based on the location of the body being treated. Typically the needles are used one time per muscle and then thrown away. Patients also experience little to no pain in the process.
The procedure often takes 15 to 20 minutes and typically provides pain relief from anywhere from a few hours to multiple weeks. Side effects are usually minor and temporary, such as bruising at the needling site, soreness, and fatigue or lack of energy.
Benefits of Dry Needling
The conditions treatable with dry needling therapy are many and include headaches, shoulder and arm pain, face and jaw pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back and neck pain, leg and hip pain, tendonitis, impingement, and foot and ankle sprains.
For more information about our dry needling and acupuncture services in Los Angeles and near Hollywood CA that can help you find relief from pain and other conditions, give us a call today at 323.461.7678 or reach us through our contact form.