Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment used to treat those stubborn and painful trigger points and muscles. It is a great accompaniment to our chiropractic adjustments.
BENEFITS OF DRY NEEDLING
REDUCED PAIN AND STIFFNESS IMPROVED MUSCULAR RANGE AND FLEXIBILITY POSTURAL CORRECTION
WHAT IS IT?
The term itself describes a solid, dry filament acupuncture needle being directly inserted into a trigger point within the muscle tissue itself. Myofascial trigger points are tender spots in a tight, taut band of muscle, which often causes pain and discomfort when squeezed or pressed. These points arise as a result of musculoskeletal stress or neuropathic dysfunction, and can produce and maintain the pain cycle.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The theory is that by inserting needles directly into these hyper-sensitive myofascial trigger points,
a local twitch response can be stimulated, setting off a cascade of reactions which provides a therapeutic effect by stimulating
the inflammatory response and deactivating these points.
This reduces muscular shortening and tightness, and can also decrease pressure on the nerve itself, altering the pain response, releasing muscular tension and breaking the pain cycle.