Category Archives: Dry Needling

Dry Needling for “Trigger Points” aka Myofascial Pain

Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause pain over a large area, leading to difficulty performing everyday tasks. When a person has painful muscles and trigger points, it is sometimes called myofascial pain syndrome.   Myofascial trigger points are a common type of pain. The word myofascial means muscle tissue and the connective […]

Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is a technique that uses a solid filiform needle to deactivate hyperirritable areas within muscles with the goal of decreasing pain and restoring function. These hyperirritable areas, or also called trigger points, can have wide referral patterns. The needles vary in diameters and lengths depending on the target tissue depth. Dry […]

Headaches or Migraines Can be Relieved With Dry Needling

Are you or someone you know suffering from chronic headaches or migraines and need some type of relief? Then I encourage you to try or tell them about trigger point dry needling. Dry Needling can help relieve headaches and migraines caused by stress and chronic, severe muscle spasms/tension which are found in trigger points. A trigger point is another term for […]

Dry Needling and Myofascial Release

Dry needling provides relief for some muscular pain and stiffness. In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion. Painful muscles and joints caused by certain diseases like Fibromyalgia can benefit from MFR to help soften and reduce trigger points and muscle tension. 

Dry Needling Cuts Breast Cancer Survivor's Chronic Pain In Half

Dry needling– not to be confused with acupuncture– is a physical therapy treatment designed to reduce myofascial pain and discomfort, and is one Kizzie Person is very thankful for.  This is her story: Kizzie was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2011.  She was treated with chemotherapy, a mastectomy, and radiation therapy.  Although cancer […]

The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

Many of you have had questions about what the real difference is between dry needling and acupuncture.  I’d like to bring some clarity to that question today.  The one common ground between dry needling and acupuncture is the use of thin needles to puncture the skin for therapeutic purposes.  The goals, however, are very different. […]

Do You Need Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point. Dry needling releases the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and leads to decreased pain, improved function, and speeds up recovery process.  Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause pain […]

Dry Needling – What is it?

Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point. Dry needling releases the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and leads to decreased pain, improved function, and speeds up the recovery process.  Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause […]

DRY NEEDLING – What is it?

Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point. Dry needling releases the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and leads to decreased pain, improved function, and speeds up the recovery process.  Trigger points are irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle that may cause […]