Trigger Point Dry Needling


Acupuncture - Dry Needling

What is Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)?

TPDN is a treatment used to treat myofascial pain and muscle spasm (which may cause compression and irritation of nerves), and to facilitate an accelerated healing response by reducing the neuromuscular dysfunction which leads to pain and functional deficit. 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:

Reduce muscle tension / spasm, pain control, improve motion and function, desensitize muscles / nerves, promote healing response in soft tissue, accelerate return to rehabilitation, 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.