After my first dry needling sesh, I experienced immediate and miraculous relief from a nagging pain in the ass. Post-treatment, I am enveloped in self-producing chemical euphoria. The next day, I felt sore locally as if these muscles had endured a strenuous workout. A day or so later, I completed a light hike, but that seemed to reaggravate the old injury and trigger tightness in the recently released area. During the first appointment, Casey only treated my symptomatic left side, but once those myofascial trigger points released it made my right side feel tight and fucked up by comparison.For my second appointment, I requested needling on both the right and left sides. A few tight points had indeed returned in the left glute med and piriformis, so he needled three spots. It felt different, in some respects more painful and needle-y than the first time, but also the bundles of tension seemed to dissipate more quickly than before. When Casey turned his attention to the right cheek, the needling electro-pinged with virgin intensity. I just screamed, “Oh Fuck, Oh Fuck, Fuck Casey.” Casey just loves to sheepishly exit my treatment room and face all his nervous waiting patients after they overhear my loud hysterics penetrating through the walls.The day after my second sesh, I felt super sore and ass-weak. A couple days later, my butt felt better than ever. The true test will come this weekend when I attend Pitchfork. Standing around all day smelling bearded hipsters tends to twerk my ass into a tizzy. If I can survive a festival without a major pain in the ass, than I will be really impressed with the benefits of dry needling.
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