Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique which uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. Physical therapists are now using this technique around the world to effectively treat acute and chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Utilizing trigger point dry needling in physical therapy practice allows you a more rapid return to a strengthening and exercise program. This results in a faster return to function and prevention of reoccurrence of the problem.
Yes, the rationale for dry needling is based on well-established models of neuropathic pain. Emerging evidence has shown that dry needling is effective in the management of chronic low back pain and whiplash disorders.