“An effective… western medicine-based treatment”
Dry Needling is an effective technique used in the treatment of pain or discomfort of a myofascial origin. It is a western medicine-based treatment, similar to acupuncture, which was developed in the early 1980’s.
Researchers discovered the technique unintentionally while investigating the effects of injecting muscle relaxants into taut bands in muscles of patients suffering from whiplash following road traffic accidents. Researchers inadvertently discovered that, rather than the muscle relaxants themselves, it was the effect of the insertion of the syringe needle that ultimately led to the relaxation of the taut bands within the muscles.
Trigger Point Dry Needling – TDN is an extremely effective technique that uses a very fine acupuncture needle to “deactivate” or “shut down” painful or knotted areas in your muscles. Many of us have areas in our body that feel tense all the time or feel like a hard ball in the muscle. By inserting fine needles into these tight areas, we elicit a “twitch response” or a brief contraction followed by an immediate and long lasting relaxation. Because the needle can treat very deep parts of the muscle, the technique can achieve amazing pain relief that you never thought was possible.
What can trigger Point Needling treat?
It has been proven as an effective form of treatment for a variety of injuries and ailments, including but not exclusive:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow and other types of tendinitis
- Back pain
- Hamstring strain
- Leg pain
- Foot pain