Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN)
Trigger points are painful spots in the muscle tissue that radiate pain to other areas. A trigger point is an indication that the body has experienced some form of physiological dysfunction, such as poor posture, repetitive sports stress, a mechanical imbalance such as leg length discrepancy or acute trauma.
Trigger points are part of a protective mechanism of your body, an important defense reflex that keeps your body safe. Problems occur when the reflex misfires or doesn't switch off - causing ongoing pain and stiffness. Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) is a therapeutic treatment for inactivating local areas of myofascial pain and muscular spasms. This treatment provides prompt and effective relief for many painful conditions. Trigger point dry needling is the use of solid filament needles that are inserted directly through the skin and into the muscle tissue to release painful myofascial trigger points. Dry needling results in the release of tissue allowing for improvements in movement and reduction of pain. The most common area of muscle spasm trigger points are located in the upper back, shoulders, lower back and extremities.
The effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling are:
- Reduced Spasms
- Pain Suppression
- Reduced Trigger Points
- Increased Micro Circulation
- Promotes Healing
Conditions commonly treated include:
In many cases, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is an effective addition to Trigger Point Dry Needling to reduce inflammation and further enhance the increase of micro circulation. Click HERE for more information on Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.