New Market Chiropractic is offering dry needling


What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique used by trained healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists, chiropractors, or physicians. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points of the body, known as trigger points, or in injured tissue to relieve pain, improve musculoskeletal function, and enhance the body’s natural healing response. (Source: American Physical Therapy Association – APTA)

How does Dry Needling differ from Acupuncture?

While both dry needling and acupuncture involve the use of needles, they differ in their principles and techniques. Dry needling targets trigger points in muscles and aims to release tension and improve function in the musculoskeletal system. Acupuncture, on the other hand, is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and focuses on restoring the flow of energy (Qi) along meridians to promote overall health and well-being. (Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – NCCIH) 

What conditions can be treated with Dry Needling?

Dry needling is commonly used to address various issues, including:

  • Muscle pain and stiffness
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Chronic tension headaches
  • Neck and back pain
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain (e.g., patellofemoral pain syndrome)

(Source: Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy – JOSPT)

Is Dry Needling safe?

When performed by a qualified and trained practitioner, dry needling is generally considered safe. The needles used are sterile, single-use, and disposable. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks, including soreness, bruising, bleeding, and, in extremely rare cases, more serious complications. It’s essential to discuss any concerns or medical conditions with your healthcare provider before undergoing dry needling. (Source: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy)

What can I expect during a Dry Needling session?

During a dry needling session, your practitioner will conduct an assessment to identify areas of muscle tension, trigger points, or injured anatomy. They will then insert thin needles directly into these points. You may experience sensations such as tingling, dull ache, or muscle twitching during the procedure, which typically lasts for a few seconds to minutes per muscle. Afterward, you may feel immediate relief or soreness, which can last for a day or two.

How many sessions are needed, and when will I see results?

The number of dry needling sessions required varies depending on the individual’s condition, severity of symptoms, and response to treatment. Some people may experience significant improvement after just one session, while others may require multiple sessions spaced over several weeks. Your practitioner will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.

Is Dry Needling covered by insurance?

Insurance does not cover dry needling procedures. Dry needling is offered at New Market Chiropractic as a self pay service. At New Market Chiropractic, dry needling fees are $38.50 for 1-2 regions, and $57.00 for 3+ regions

Who can perform Dry Needling?

Dry needling is only performed by qualified healthcare professionals who have undergone specific training and certification in the technique. At New Market Chiropractic, Dr. Sebastian Patellis and is licensed to perform dry needling.


Dry needling can be an effective adjunctive treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions, offering relief from pain, improved function, and decreasing recovery time from injuries. However, it’s essential to consult with your doctor to determine if dry needling is appropriate for your condition and to ensure safe and effective treatment.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our clinic.