Dry Needling

Dry needling involves insertion of a filament needle into a muscle trigger point, with the goal of achieving a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain while restoring muscle flexibility.

Trigger point DRY NEEDLING (TDN) is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasms which commonly follow injuries and often accompany the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm or trigger point of all of the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing pain and other symptoms.

People who will benefit from TDN:

  • Chronic Pain Patients
  • Movement Disorders
  • Sprains or Strains
  • Muscle Imbalances
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Athletes with Reoccurring Injuries
  • Elderly Population with ‘Back and Hip Pain’
  • Anyone with Pain and Muscle Dysfunction in Any Area Including Feet, Hands

TMJ, and Headaches/ Neck Pain Due to Stress

  • Fibromyalgia

St. Francisville Rehab Services

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