Dry Needling

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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a minimally invasive procedure in which a solid, thin filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point within the muscle.

A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contractions in the muscle fibers, which can be related to the production and maintenance of pain symptoms both in the area of the trigger point as well as surrounding body regions.

The use of the needle trigger points helps to release the restrictions, which improves the quality of your muscle tissue by increasing blood flow and decreasing sensitivity.  Application of a needle also allows for greater depth of treatment compared to traditional soft tissue techniques.

The treatment of symptomatic muscle tissue can have a significant effect on altering pain mechanisms in nervous system.