Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial trigger points.
Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles to treat myofascial pain.
Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles.
As a therapist, we use this to reduce pain and muscle tension so that we can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.
However, it is important to note that dry needling is only part of a larger treatment plan. Most often, we will need to combine this with other soft tissue techniques, chiropractic adjustments, or rehabilitation exercises.