Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique used to treat myofascial pain and dysfunction often associated with “trigger points.”  There are some similarities between dry needling and acupuncture but the underlying theories are quite different.  During dry needling, needles are placed into a taut knot or band of muscle tissue known as a “trigger point.”  The trigger point is stimulated by movement of the needle which it turn helps to get the trigger point to release and the muscle to relax.  Local soreness may result for up to 48 hours after a treatment.