Dry needle therapy is a safe, effective, minimally invasive treatment that can help relieve myofascial pain and other symptoms. The treatment is performed by skilled, certified physical therapists and involves using thin,‘dry’ (non-medicated) needles to target underlying areas of knotted tissue, known as trigger points. Myofascial pain affects the muscles and connective tissues, causing trigger points. These are small areas of tightly knotted muscle fibers that are hyperirritable when ... [Read More]
The Benefits of Dry Needling for Trigger Points
Trigger point dry needling is used to treat tight bands or knots of tissue within muscles. These tight areas of tissue can trigger symptoms such as pain and reduced function in different areas of the body. Treatment involves inserting and gently manipulating ultra-fine needles into the affected area to help release the knotted tissue and relieve symptoms. Trigger point dry needling can provide a range of benefits, which you can learn more about below. Effective Pain Relief Trigger points can ... [Read More]
How Do I Find a Certified Dry Needling Provider?
Dry needling has become increasingly popular as a non-drug, non-operative therapy for chronic pain. Unlike acupuncture, dry needling procedures and results come from real science. In other words, it works. Let’s learn more about it and how you can find a certified provider near you. What Does Dry Needling Do? Dry needling is an effective pain control technique that causes therapeutic contraction and relaxation of knotted muscle groups. Inserted into these “trigger points,” the thin, ... [Read More]
Dry Needling Treatment
Chronic pain is a common problem that can be difficult to treat. It can be debilitating and significantly impact a person's quality of life. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. Dry needling is one form of treatment that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Here's what you need to know about it. What Is Dry Needling? Dry needling involves inserting thin needles into the skin at various trigger points. Once inserted, the needles are gently moved around and then ... [Read More]
How Many Sessions of Dry Needling Are Needed?
Dry needling is a popular drug-free, nonsurgical treatment for relieving chronic pain. It is safe and effective when conducted by a professional practitioner, and it has been used for decades to successfully treat shoulder, neck, hip, and back pain. It may seem intimidating or odd, but rest assured it effectively provides pain relief. Many medical doctors and physical therapists today recommend dry needling as part of a comprehensive pain management plan, or it can even be a standalone ... [Read More]