What is Trigger Point Dry Needling
Trigger point dry needling is an effective therapy for treatment of both chronic and acute myofascial injuries. It involves the use of a thin filament needle being inserted into the muscle or tendon to help stimulate the healing process of any damaged or inflamed tissues. It can help to decrease muscular tension and spasming, which may occur with a variety of injuries throughout the body. It does not involve the use of any injectable materials into the body, hence the name `dry’ needling.’
Dry needling allows us to penetrate the deeper tissues of the body, usually with less discomfort, often providing longer lasting results compared to traditional therapeutic massage.
Treats issues such as arthritis, sprains and strains, nerve impingements, disc herniations, tendinopathies, along with a variety of other sporting and work-related injuries
Difference between dry needling and acupuncture
Dry Needling is technique to treat the neuromusculoskeletal systems based on pain patterns, muscular dysfunction, and other orthopedic signs and symptoms. Dry Needling depends upon physical examination and assessment to guide the treatment; moreover, this allows you to test and re-test after a Dry Needling treatment has been performed. It gives you the opportunity to show tangible changes pre and post treatment. This allows for good objective information to show the patient or client their improvements in a quick fashion. This differs from acupuncture as acupuncture is a treatment method based in Chinese medicine. It attempts to balance your bodies chi rather than focusing on musculature areas.