Have you ever heard of dry needling before? A lot of people confuse dry needling with acupuncture. However, these two traditional medical methods are quite different from each other.
This needling practice started several decades ago and is considered an extension of physical therapy. However, there are not so many medical institutions that have recognized this method yet. In general, this is used for relieving pain particularly pain in the lower back. It has been used for several experts in treating conditions such as sciatica, herniated discs and slipped discs.
As needling expands, it's important to know the possible side effects, or when to avoid using dry needing. One of the side effects such as pain and bruising. In some cases, it can also cause bleeding. If you have tried this method before, you may have also felt soreness for a few days after it was administered.
When do you need to avoid dry needling? There are several circumstances when you should dry needling. This practice has some risks therefore you need to think through it first before you try it.
Avoid this needling practice when you are pregnant. Although there are few cases of complications on pregnant people, it is still very important to be cautious. When you are pregnant, your body is more sensitive and more vulnerable. There may be certain regions of your body where this practice is prohibited. You should also remember that when you are pregnant, you are not only after your health but also the health of your baby. Therefore, you should never try medical methods if you are not sure they are healthy for you and your child.
Avoid dry needling if you are not sure about the therapist. Needling, like acupuncture, should be administered by people who have thoroughly practiced this method. This practice involves inserting needles in different parts of your body including nerves. Therefore, you need to make sure that the therapist who will administer dry needling is an expert. Unless you are one hundred percent sure about the skill and reputation of the physician, you should never have someone insert needles in your body. This may case more complications than relief. You need to always take care of your body.
Avoid this type of needling practice if you have belonephobia. Belonephobia is the fear of needles. It's just common sense. If you are afraid of needles, how can you have someone insert needles on you? You will just feel very uncomfortable about the practice and you may even faint if your phobia is very strong. If you faint during the practice, it can be dangerous because there will be a lot of needles lying around and you may become injured. You know you have belonephobia if, whenever you see a needle, you sweat a lot, feel dizzy, feel sick and palpitate. If you really want to try dry needling, you should first overcome your fear of needles.