Dry Needling | Trigger Point Therapy | Muscle Pain Relief

Dry Needling

Dry Needling for Muscle Pain Relief

Dry Needling is a process, which uses a small solid filament needle that is inserted into a painful muscle knot often referred to as a trigger point. Dry Needling does not use any injectable solutions, the needle itself and the effects it has on the muscle tissue is the treatment.When a trigger point is formed it becomes tight and contracted cutting of the circulation of oxygen rich blood to the area of muscle. The contracted muscle knot also traps in toxins making it difficult for the body to heal the affected spot. The dry needle breaks down muscle fibers creating an alert response. Typically the patient will feel a slight ache sensation much like a muscle spasm amid insertion of the needle this is known as the “twitch response”.

The Twitch Response

The twitch response of the muscle decreases the muscle contraction, reduces chemical inflammation caused by trapped toxins, and decrease pain. The twitch response also causes the body to treat the needle as a foreign invasion causing the immune system to activate a response to the affected area. The muscle contracted muscle fibers in the affect are loosened, which allows the body’s natural healing process to begin. Patients soon figure out how to perceive and even welcome the sensation of the twitch response knowing it brings about deactivation of the trigger point, and the end of their pain, while restoring the muscle to normal health. After 2-4 treatment sessions positive results are evident yet can differ relying upon the reason and length of time of the side effects and general soundness of the patient.

Effective Pain Relief

Dry needling is a successful treatment for both acute/mild and chronic pain symptoms. Dry Needling is proven to support relief with conditions of:

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

Dry needling is an effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain. Dry needling is also used in rehabilitation from injury, and even effective in pain and injury prevention. Dry needling is a safe and effective way of discovering and removing neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional problems within the muscles. (225) 308-4064

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