What is it?
- Insertion of a solid filiform needle into the skin to treat muscle pain, also known as intramuscular stimulation
- A needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point
- A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots that are related to the pain cycle
- Needling of a trigger point causes a local twitch response (LTR)
- A local twitch response is an involuntary spinal cord reflex causing pain relief