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Dry Needling


Dry Needling 










Benefits of Dry Needling


  • Quick- needling a specific trigger point should not take longer than 3 minutes


  • Immediate feedback when a local twitch response is triggered


  • Less overall pain during treatment vs. soft tissue mobilization




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