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Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson specializes in treating chronic pain with Dry Needling, Prolotherapy and Electro-Acupuncture. He is also a leading expert in fertility acupuncture for couples who want to grow their family naturally & with IUI/IVF.

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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Dry Needling For Runners in Tampa, FL

Dry needling is a great recovery tool for runners. Injury rate for runners is really high, somewhere between 30-75% of runners experience some kind of injury or set back each year. When you start increasing mileage or speed things can start to break down. Most runners just ignore those little ache, nags and pains but dry needling is an amazing recover tool that you can use all running season and post season to make sure you don’t miss a day of running!

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It’s never just one thing that causes your pain

It’s never just one thing that causes your pain, in the end it comes down to a combination of things – how you move, how you recover/heal, but most importantly how your nervous system is working. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and

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Dry Needling for Pinky Finger Pain

At my dry needling clinic in Tampa, FL I help patients with finger pain every single day. Here’s a quick video showing what a treatment for pinky finger pain looks like. This patient has had pain in her pinky finger for 1+ year. It hurts in her knuckle when she opens/closes her hand and there

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You probably don’t need another MRI

I get it, you want to know what’s going on. Unfortunately, MRI is an abused tool that has this expectation of giving you the precise cause of your pain, which is a myth both physicians and patients both believe. But when you take a step back you realize it’s made docs lazy. What Is MRI?

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