Dry Needling Therapy involves multiple advances of a tiny filament needle into the muscle in the region of a “Trigger Point". The aim of dry needling is to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic origin with very few side effects.
This technique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits. The needle used is very thin, and most subjects do not even feel it penetrate the skin.
A healthy muscle feels very little discomfort with the insertion of this needle. You'll soon learn to recognize and even welcome this sensation as it results in deactivating the trigger point, reducing pain, and restoring normal length function to the involved muscle.