Dry Needling for neuromyofascial pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jedi80z, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. jedi80z

    jedi80z New Member

    Any of you experienced this or heard of it?
  2. Empower

    Empower New Member

  3. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    i did watch a video on it it looks very painful like you were being tatooed with a really long needle now if i just needed it in one place that would be fine but my whole body noway
  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I had it done for TMJ pain many years ago, so it was inserted (obviously not very far) into the area above my TMJ... well it seems a certain cranial nerve (can't remember the nerve) runs very near to that, and of course doesn't run exactly the same way in everyone.

    In me it ran exactly where I was needled. Major complications: fainted, convulsed, couldn't walk due to nausea and whole room appearing to tilt, couldn't even sit in car driven by DH - had to get a hotel room to sleep it off.

    Anyway, while it may help some, just be careful about where you're having it done.

  5. maryl

    maryl New Member

    I tried it last year and still feel traumatized. It was
    awful. The Dr.'s heart was in the right place, and I
    believe he was trying to help me. But I couldn't go
    back. I'm usually pretty brave about procedures, but
    I was not prepared for that pain. The normal pain I have
    (as most of you know too) is more than enough. Whoever said
    about needing it all over expressed my feelings too. You
    might as well just shoot me if I had to go back. Sorry to
    be so emphatic, but if someone had told me, I never would
    have gone. I know some people can tolerate it ok, but I
    don't know how.
  6. jedi80z

    jedi80z New Member

    I asked about the dry needling because I treat a lot of chronic spinal pain and have been getting more referrals for "fibromyalgic" patients. The technique can be uncomfortable but needs to be tailored to the patient it is applied to, like any treatment technique.

    Anyone have a positive response to the technique?