Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)



What is Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)?

TPDN is a treatment for myofascial pain and muscle spasm (which may cause compression and irritation of nerves.) TPDN facilitates an accelerated healing response by reducing the neuromuscular dysfunction which leads to functional deficit and pain. Effects of TPDN include a decrease in subjective complaints, increased ROM, decreased stiffness, and a reduction in the need for medication.

How does TPDN work?

TPDN utilizes thin solid sterile needles which are inserted in the muscles, at the trigger points (TrP) causing pain and pain referral, to deactivate (release) and desensitize the TrP, stimulating a healing response and reducing the biomechanical stress of the muscles treated.

Benefits of TPDN:

Trigger Point Dry Needling is used to reduce muscle tension and spasm, control pain, improve motion and function, desensitize muscles and nerves, promote healing response in soft tissue, and accelerate return to functional activities of daily living and sport / athletic activity.

Conditions that can benefit from TPDN:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive sprain / strain conditions
  • Muscle spasm
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendinosis
  • Headaches
  • Extremity sprain / strain conditions.