Trigger Point Dry Needling
Are you sick of putting up with your chronic back pain? Do you have constant muscle tightness? Do you feel pain in your neck and shoulders when you are stressed? Most importantly, are you sick of taking ineffective pain medication to deal with your pain? If you can relate to any of these situations, you should utilize the skilled services at MyoFit Clinic for trigger point dry needling.
Trigger point dry needling involves inserting needles into myofascial trigger points within muscles and soft tissues. Trigger points are hypersensitive, painful areas within the soft tissue that surrounds muscle. They are associated with taut bands of muscle fibers and can be felt by a skilled clinician. Frequently, trigger points are painful to touch and typically refer pain to other parts of the body. Treatment focuses to reduce and eliminate the trigger point so that the fascia and muscle length can be restored, for proper movement and range of motion. Dry needling is effective for resolution of inflammation, tendonitis, adhesions, edema and chronic pain.
What can be treated?
If you are experiencing chronic pain with associated trigger point pain and tension, you may benefit from dry needling as a treatment approach. Pain that is related to soft tissue and muscular dysfunction has been shown to respond to dry needling.
Conditions include: tendonitis, overuse injuries, post-surgical pain, headaches, low back pain, golfers elbow, hip pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia and many other musculoskeletal conditions.
Our expert clinicians can evaluate your physical condition, with palpation and a detailed history, to determine if dry needling may be appropriate for you.
Is this acupuncture?
No. Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Dry needling is a modern Western medicine treatment intervention that is not based on traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture. It has similarities in that both practices utilize monofilament needles, but the theory behind each treatment is much different.
So, if you are living with chronic pain that has not responded to traditional pharmaceutical intervention, or if you are trying to avoid surgery and improve your quality of life, please contact our clinic. Call us today or stop in our clinic and we will help determine if this treatment modality is right for you!