Dry Needling is a specific needling technique that is based on neuroanatomy and myofascial trigger point therapy that is used with thin filiform needles without the injection of a solution. Dry Needling consists of rapid, short-term needling to altered or dysfunctional tissues to improve or restore function. This may include (but is not limited to) the needling of the myofascial trigger points, periosteum, and connective tissues.
Myofascial Pain Treatment
Myofascial pain is often associated with trigger points that may present with a painful and fibrotic tight muscle band. In response to needling this trigger point, the patient may experience referred pain and/or a twitch response. There is strong scientific evidence in the effectiveness of using the trigger point needling techniques to treat musculoskeletal pain and neuromuscular dysfunction.