Why Dry Needling is Better Than…

Dry NeedlingBelow is a compilation of the ever-growing evidence for the effectiveness of Dry Needling.  This is from peer-reviewed, medical research journals.   So sorry it is only a partial list and there is just so much support for this very skilled technique!!!

Help for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28434187

Dry Needling the cervical spine
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28413118

Myofascial pain syndrome and Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28379050

Dry Needling just as good as steroid injections for hip bursitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28257614

More twitches, more results!
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28291046

Upper extremity numbness and tingling resolved with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28257619

Less spasticity following stroke
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28222554

Pain reduction in the trapezius muscle
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28167189

More relief for discogenic low back pain with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28163732

Less pain after knee replacement with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28158960

Dry needling improves low back muscle function/activity
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26406203

Less spasticity and stiffness in muscles following stroke with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27362968

Dry Needling improves shoulder mobility and pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27497188

Dry Needling helpful for shoulder impingement
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27720812

Reduces jaw pain and grinding
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27697769

Positive therapeutic effects of dry needling to the upper trapezius
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27697768

Dry Needling as a performance enhancer in elite soccer players
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27685009

Pain Relief for plantar fasciitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27683642

Twitch matters and means more immediate pain relief
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27623385

Pain in the neck from the office.  Dry Needling can help
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27582622

Dry Needling helps chronic neck pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27537209

Help following ACL reconstruction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27428535

Dry Needling and electrical stimulation/TENS effective for chronic neck pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27410163

The effects of Dry Needling are long lasting
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27297448

Relief for rotator cuff tendinopathy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27274427

Less adverse symptoms following stroke
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27167369

Dry Needling helps shoulder impingement
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27104059

Relief for hip pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26347305

Dry Needling for thoracic spine pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26309385

Dry Needling and manual therapy effective for upper trapezius pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26304789

Relief for occipital neuralgia / headache
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26136602

Dry Needling for mechanical low back pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26118519

Prediction of improvement of low back pain with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26110549

Dry Needling and rats on treadmills
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26076317

Chronic ankle instability improvements with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26064172

Dry Needling improves low back muscle functioning
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25801100

Pain relief for shoulders
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25794307

No more pain in the neck
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25709869

Post-operative shoulder pain less with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25666690

Dry Needling relieves TMD/ TMJ symptoms
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25662558

Reduction in trapezius pain with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25661462

The lower trapezius muscle needs needles too
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25582412

Dry Needling and wet needling both effective for neck and shoulder pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25576642

Dry Needling helpful for post-stroke spasticity
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25547766

Dry Needling even helps elbow pain and cyberchondria
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25487824

Woof! Dry Needling and dogs
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25454375

Achilles tendinopathy relief with dry needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25448138

Needles go where my hands cannot for TMD / TMJ
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25433977

Thoracic spine pain reduction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25328832

Dry Needling at the top of the arsenal of pain management options
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25322743

Silly rabbit, needles are for humans
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25276839

Dry Needling more effective than manual therapy alone
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25269764

Spasticity, baropodometry, pain pressure sensitivity and Dry Needling post-stroke
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25199825

Chronic post surgical pain eased with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25132412

Improvement following arthroscopic hip surgery
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25098193

Dry Needling successful for management of upper quarter and craniofacial dysfunction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24912453

Dry Needling relieves upper trapezius pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24725800

Improves plantar heel pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24700136

Even one session of Dry Needling helps neck pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24568260

Dry Needling for knee pain in a dancer
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24567862

Platelet rich plasma and Dry Needling for patellar tendinopathy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24481828

Help for frozen shoulder / adhesive capsulitis with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24261931

Relief for proximal hamstring tendinopathy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24261928

Shoulder tendinopaty…there's a needle for that
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23997721

Dry needling for pelvic floor pain and dysfunction
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23943509

Dry needling overall just as good as PRP, and more cost effective
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23912197

How does it work?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23801002

Help for hamstring strain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23772348

Lots of studies supporting dry needling for upper quarter pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756457

Dry Needling helpful for TMJ / TMD
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23687913

Imaging confirms immediate change with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23684553

Dry Needling tendinitis / tendinosis / tendinopathy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23652530

Dry Needling superior for paraspinals
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23629597

Dry Needling benefits for fibromyalgia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609584

Total Knee Arthroplasty / Replacement pain relief with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23606888

Chronic Low Back Pain relief
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23593553

Needling tendons
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23487340

Dry Needling changes rabbits
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23346198

Pain relief for TMJ / TMD
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23220812

Physiologic changes with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23206963

Dry Needling is for real
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23138883

Relief for musculoskeletal chest wall pain / costochondritis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22666647

Jaw pain and Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22549679

Relief for lateral epicondyalgia / epicondylitis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22018577

Depth does matter
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21696603

Dry Needling rabbits
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21529778

Mechanisms of Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21439050

Lumbar spinal stenosis relief with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20698999

Dry Needling trigger points
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20544158

Shoulder pain and volleyball players
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20351377

Dry Needling away jaw pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20213036

Improved circulation and oxygenation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20140448

Dry Needling vs local anesthetic injection
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19838864

Regional effects of Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19404189

No reason to inject a substance for headaches
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19241799

Pain and trigger points
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18054148

Dry Needling and the elderly
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17718644

Widespread effects of Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17449984

Positive results for patellar tendinopathy / tendinitis / tendinosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17387140

Relief for media epicondyalgia / golfer's elbow
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16990441

Treatment for myofascial pain syndrome
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16945250

Postherpetic pain and Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16712624

Dry Needling plus stretching more effective than stretching alone
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14620302

Twitch matters in Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11562554

Dry Needling for shoulder impingement
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10807110

Diagnostic testing or effective treatment?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9298338

Twitch matters
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8043247

Trigger points in dogs and Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1581647

Post-surgical pain relieved with Dry Needling
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2638215

Dry Needling for chronic low back pain
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6461928

Dry needling for chronic low back pain again
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6446774

No medication necessary…the needle effect!
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/424236