Trigger Point Dry Needling Therapy
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPN)
Trigger Point Dry Needling (TND), or Intramuscular Manual Therapy, is a treatment that targets spasm and “trigger points” within a muscle. Poor posture, certain disease processes, and trauma can all be culprits in the formation of these tender points.
Trigger points are defined as “hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers.” Trigger points can cause compression and irritation of the nerves as they exit the spine. When irritated, the nerves can form a protective spasm to the involved muscles. When under pressure, such as with a needle, these trigger points may elicit a twitch, or a maximal contraction. TND treatment allows the muscle to be able to reach a point of relaxation, which then eliminates central and peripheral pain.
At Dynamic, we believe in treating the whole person. Modalities may be utilized for pain relief and function, but we also try to discover any underlying issues within the skeletal system itself.
Pain can arise from stubborn hypomobile joints. Until these joints are able to move, the entire surrounding system may not function properly. Our therapists are trained to use hands-on mobilization and/or manipulation of any appropriate structures to ease pain and allow for better mobility. When the individual can properly utilize the skeletal system, the musculo-skeletal system can then follow suit.
Contact us to find out more about how Trigger Point Dry Needling Therapy could help your situation.