Articles on Dry Needling, Neurofunctional Acupuncture & Prolotherapy

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Hanson specializes in the treatment of pain using dry needling, Neurofunctional acupuncture & prolotherapy. Having performed 30,000+ procedures and consulting with 4 professional sports teams in the Tampa region makes him one of the more advanced needling practitioners in the State of Florida.

What Causes Back Pain When Getting Out of a Chair?

Everyday I have at least one patient who tells me their back hurts when they get out of a chair. They usually come to me with a long history of MRI images showing arthritis in their facet joints, bulges, herniations and degenerative disc disease. So what causes back pain when getting out of a chair?

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Can acupuncture help with nerve pain from shingles?

The short answer is, YES! Acupuncture can help with the nerve pain from shingles. Acupuncture works directly on the TRPV1 nerve receptor that causes the common burning pain you feel with shingles. If you want to dive into a scientific study that proves acupuncture helps shingles pain, then keep reading. Otherwise, just click the book

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Don’t get a cortisone shot, try Prolotherapy instead!

Do you have chronic pain? Some common areas people have pain are their back, knee, neck, shoulder, hip, elbow and foot. Cortisone shots are sold as a quick fix, but they only provide relief for a short period of time and have been proven to actually be harmful. In this article we’ll discuss the side

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Why does my back hurt more in the morning?

You wake up with your back hurting, every morning. It’s hard to get out of bed when you know the pain is waiting for you. And it seems like no matter what you do, pain just keeps coming back. Trust me, you’re not alone. I’ve done ~30,000 dry needling & acupuncture treatments and most people

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Can Acupuncture Help Sciatica?

You’ve been suffering with sciatica for years, and you don’t know what to do anymore. Sure, it’s possible that your sciatica could get better on its own after a few months of rest. But if you’re not willing to wait that long, there are some things you can try today. How Effective Is Acupuncture For Sciatica?

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Is Dry Needling Painful?

Dry needling is a new, noninvasive treatment for chronic pain. It’s not as painful as it sounds! In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of dry needling so you can decide if it’s right for you. If you’ve ever had any kind of manual therapy, like work on trigger points, work

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What is dry needling?

Dry needling is also called as trigger point therapy, intramuscular stimulation or orthopedic acupuncture. Dry needling is a treatment used to help patients with chronic pain. Dry needling uses very thin needles that are inserted into the skin, muscle or connective tissue and then manipulated by hand until they reach their desired location in the

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