Most of us have experienced that unfailing pain in our neck, shoulders and back that makes life uncomfortable. More often than not, we have been so used to the pain that it just becomes a part of our daily lives with a touch of discomfort. This pain is caused by Trigger points which are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle which lead to difficulty in performing everyday tasks. Pain arising out of trigger points are sometimes called myofascial pain syndrome.
Dry needling is a specialized treatment which helps relieve such pain. The technique involves a very fine needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point in the respective muscle. Dry needling works by releasing the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points which ultimately lead to decreased pain and improved function. The aim of Dry Needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain.
Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.
Common problems treated our:
• Acute/Chronic injuries
• Neck/Back pain
• Muscle Spasms
• Hip/Knee pain
• Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
• Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome
• Overuse injuries, etc.