NSIADs and Dry Needling

    • January 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm #46633
      daniellejohnson
      Participant

      Hello,

      I am hearing from colleagues that taking anti-inflammatories reduces the effectiveness of dry needling. However, I have not been able to find any research that demonstrates. Can you provide your opinion or research that suggests that taking anti-inflammatories reduces the effectiveness of dry needling?

    • January 23, 2021 at 9:31 pm #46657
      Frank Gargano
      Participant

      I do not know of research to address this specific topic but DN is a great anti-inflammatory especially for acute conditions. I do try to wean patients off of NSAIDS (if physician prescribed need to work in conjunction) as our treatment can provide better long term relief. Of course I am speaking generally since each condition is different.

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