Trigger Point Dry Needling

trigger point dry needlingWhat is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Trigger Point Dry Needling is an effective pain relief treatment for patients with acute or chronic pain. A dry needle is inserted into trigger points to breakup and reset points in muscles.

What are the benefits of Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Trigger Point Dry Needling provides a variety of benefits. These benefits typically can be realized immediately. Full benefits may not be known until 24-48 hours after your treatment session.

Benefits include:

  • Sensitive structures becoming desensitized
  • Improved Muscle Function
  • Pain Free Movement and Motion
  • Speed Healing and Recovery
  • Alleviate Stress on Tendons, Ligaments, and Muscle Insertions

What Types of Conditions Can Trigger Point Dry Needling Assist?

  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Hip and Gluteal Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis/Tendonosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular Strains/Ligament Sprains
  • Chronic Pain
  • Athletic Performance

Be Wary Of…

…the misconception that Trigger Point Dry Needling is acupuncture. These are completely different forms of medicine.

Does Dry Needling hurt?

You may or may not feel the insertion of the needle. The specific needle manipulation is intended to produce a local twitch response that can elicit a very brief (less than a second) painful response some patients describe as a deep ache or cramping sensation.  Again, the therapeutic response occurs with the elicitation of the local twitch response and is a desirable reaction.

What can I do to prepare for my therapy?

Eat a light meal 1-2 hours prior to your visit and wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be rolled up or down to access your areas of concern with the greatest ease.

What can I expect after treatment?

We are looking to get improvements even from the first visit such as increased range of motion, ease of movement and decreased signs/symptoms.

Some clients report being sore after the treatment in both the area treated and the area of referred symptoms.  Typically this soreness lasts between a few hours and two days and there is occasional bruising.  Soreness may be alleviated by applying ice or heat to the area and performing specific stretches for the treated muscle.

You have lived with pain long enough. Whether your pain is acute or chronic, it is time to be pain FREE!  This specialized pain relief treatment will eliminate the need for pain medication and muscle relaxers.