Dry needling can often relieve muscle pain much faster than using soft tissue massage. The procedure involves a very thin needle, that is similar to an acupuncture needle, to be placed in the muscle where the trigger point is located. The needle releases the taught band, therefore, loosening up the muscle and allowing you to move better with less pain.
Muscle pain, also called trigger points, can be a source of pain that limits your mobility. A trigger point is a taught band in the muscle that can cause pain and tightness in the muscle.
The procedure will leave you feeling achy for a day or two, but it does not restrict you from performing your daily activities. Our clinic uses trigger point dry needling quite often to reduce neck, low back and shoulder pain with great results.
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