Can dry needling cause nerve damage?
Dry needling is a very safe technique, and the training courses teach the techniques necessary to avoid hitting a nerve. If the established safety protocols and techniques are disregarded, then temporary nerve injury can occur. In some instances, an individual’s nerve location may differ slightly from the population in general, and temporary nerve injury can occur even when standard safety protocols are followed. These “injuries” do not cause paralysis but can cause weakness or altered sensation, and typically last for a few days to a few weeks