Dry needling is used to release muscle tension and pain from patients, through the activation of local twitch responses in the muscles. Dry needling works by advancing a fine filament needle into the muscle and de-activating a “trigger point” in the region.
Most patients do not even realise the needle has penetrated the skin. Healthy muscles will feel very little, but if the muscle is sensitive or tight, you may feel a cramp-like sensation, caused as the muscle activates a ‘twitch response’.
Dry needling treatments are an extremely effective method for treating chronic pain and neuromuscular dysfunction and has have very few side effects.
In combination with other forms of treatment or as a standalone, trigger point dry needling is a quick and effective way to treat neuromuscular dysfunction and greatly reduce pain and discomfort.