Trigger Point Dry Needling Can Help Ease Muscle Pain

Certified therapists may use thin, fillform needles inserted into muscles that contain trigger points. A twitch response occurs and deactivates the contracted painful muscle. It can be effective with myofascial pain, chronic pain, headaches and impaired mobility.

Unlike acupuncture's philosophy of using flow of energy as its guide, trigger point dry needling (TDN) utilizes anatomy and symptoms to guide appropriate interventions in order for an individual to be able to perform functional activities for return to home, work or sport.