Dry Needling also known as Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling, uses the same small needles used in acupuncture. These needles are inserted into the muscle to directly affect trigger points. Trigger points are tight knots of muscle that can refer pain throughout the body. A lot of patients have had this technique suggested to them either by friends who have had it done or by their physical therapists or MD’s. We put together a few reasons on why you should consider this option and what it can do for you.
Relaxing Tight Muscles
Dry needling can help to reset your knotted up muscle back to its resting length. Relaxing knotted up muscle tissue is very similar to getting a massage.
Improving Blood Flow
When your muscles are “tight” or “knotted”, they can decrease blood flow. Thereby, releasing the tension in your muscles will help to increase your blood flow leading to an overall healthier you also.
Decreasing Pain and Releasing Neurotransmitters
This technique releases differnet opiate peptides. These neurotransmitters prevent pain signals to the brain and spinal cord which decreases your pain.
Treating Chronic Pain
No one should have to live with chronic pain. Dry needling can treat acute or chronic pain. It can help with a range of different things such as: Plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and more.
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