Dry Needling

Are aches and pains interfering with your daily activities?

Try dry needling in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN!

At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our team of research-based physical therapists can help you find the relief you have been looking for so you can get back to doing what you love. We offer dry needling as a therapeutic service to our patients in need.

Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment method performed by a licensed physiotherapist to reduce pain and muscle tension while improving your mobility and overall function.

Dry needling has numerous health benefits and is only one of several treatment options available at Maximum Rehabilitation Services. If pain relief, improved mobility, and improved health and well-being are your goals, contact us today to learn more about dry needling and see if it is right for you!

What exactly is dry needling?

Dry needling, contrary to popular belief, is not acupuncture. While the two therapies are similar in some ways, dry needling is based on western medical and research approaches. Meaning it does not follow the same principles and beliefs as acupuncture; dry needling is not acupuncture.

Your practitioner will use sterile acupuncture needles to stimulate the tissue. Dry needling treatments involve using a “dry” needle meaning the needle is injected into the affected area without injecting any substance into the body.

This treatment provides a setting that encourages the body’s ability to heal while reducing pain and improving how your body moves. Dry needling is thought to alter the way the brain and muscles communicate with one another, allowing the system to return to a more normal movement pattern.

How will dry needling in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN benefit me?


At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our team can help you find relief with our proven physical therapy treatments, including strategies like dry needling. We have discovered that by combining traditional exercise-based treatments with dry needling, the vast majority of our patients achieve pain-free measurable results. We recognize the importance of evidence-based care and emphasize results with our preoperative therapy.

Dry needling treatments have been shown to effectively reduce or eliminate pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions like:

  • TMJ pain (aka jaw pain)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Arthritic knee pain and other joint pains
  • Fibromyalgia, trigger points, and more

Our physical therapists will conduct a thorough examination to tell you if this is the best course of therapy to get you the results you have been looking for!

Does dry needling hurt?

Because of the name, many people believe that dry needling is painful. However, the vast majority of our patients report little to no discomfort during and after in-office procedures.

Our highly-trained physiotherapists know how to make the process as painless as possible!

A very small percentage of patients may experience an uncomfortable response with the insertion of the needle where a shortened, hypersensitive muscle will ‘grasp’ the needle in what some describe as a cramping sensation.

This response is comparable to a short-lasting muscle cramp and should resolve soon after the treatment. In very rare cases, some soreness could last up to 24-48 hours following treatment. If it does persist, you can treat yourself at home with ice or heat and drink plenty of fluids.

Are you ready to find relief?

Contact Maximum Rehabilitation Services today!

Do you suffer from neck pain or a persistent headache? Has an overuse injury kept you from doing what you love? If so, you would likely benefit from dry needling!

Please contact Maximum Rehabilitation Services as soon as possible to schedule an appointment and get on the road to recovery!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

Maximize Your Full Health Potential! Get Started on Your Recovery Today!