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Neuromuscular dry needling releases trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion

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Neuromuscular dry needling is a technique our certified physical therapists use to treat pain and movement impairments. The physical therapist inserts a "dry" needle, one without medication or injection, into areas of the muscle.

Neuromuscular dry needling assists with many areas including, but not limited to: migraine headaches, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, scoliosis, bed wetting of all ages, post partum and more. 

Dry needling is not acupuncture, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine performed by acupuncturists. Instead, dry needling is part of modern Western medicine and supported by continuous research.

The neuromuscular dry needling method involves a thin filiform needle. The needle penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissues. The needle allows a physical therapist to target tissues they are not able to reach with their hands.

Dry needling can release or inactivate trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Research suggests that dry needling improves pain control and reduces muscle tension. Study findings also show that dry needling can normalize dysfunctions of the motor end plates, from which nerve impulses get transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation.

Physical therapists wear gloves and personal protective equipment when dry needling. The used sterile needles are disposed of in a medical sharps container.

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