Dry Needling Technique
Treating Pain Without Medication or Injections
Also known as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular manual therapy, this particular technique is not the same as the traditional Chinese medicinal technique known as acupuncture. Although they are similar, dry needling is actually a modern Western medicine idea. In dry needling, a thin needle is inserted into trigger points of a muscle.
You may find yourself asking:
- What is a trigger point?
- What kind of needle is used in this technique?
- Why would a chiropractor perform dry needling?
A trigger point is an area of the muscle that is often where the pain is originating from. A thin filiform needle is inserted into the skin on the myofascial trigger point to release or deactivate it. This can help relieve pain or improve the range of motion available in that muscle. At Woosley Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness, we will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you have about this particular chiropractic technique. Call our Goodlettsville Chiropractor today at (615) 859-6644 to learn more!