Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles to treat myofascial trigger points, which are tight bands in muscles. These trigger points are usually tender on palpation, may contribute to your symptoms and cause a restriction in movement. This restriction often leads the body to develop altered biomechanics and poor movement patterns which increase the likelihood of developing pain.
Dry needling aims to relieve pain and restore function by releasing trigger points and reducing poor compensatory patterns and postures.
Needling stimulates change in multiple body systems – from chemical to mechanical and neurogenic. An example of this is improved sleep patterns as needling encourages the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is vital to effective sleep.
Numerous studies have confirmed Dry Needling effectiveness at treating acute and chronic pain and shown it to be a relatively simple, noninvasive, and low-risk method, as long as it’s performed by trained clinicians.
Multiple staff members at Back on Track Health Clinic are trained in the use of dry needling and practice regularly to maintain as well as improve upon their ability.
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