Trigger Point Dry Needling pain relief
Maximum effect, minimal discomfort.
The most common question is: How is this different from acupuncture?
There are some similarities between acupuncture and trigger point dry needling (TPDN). We use the same needles and we insert them into specific areas of the body. When physical therapists wield needles, we are looking for trigger points – areas of excessive activity in a muscle that can be the source of pain. A needle inserted in a trigger point can release that point much faster and more thoroughly than manual therapy. There are several different training programs in this area. Our therapists were trained by Yun-Tao Ma, at the American Dry Needling Institute. Patients who are fearful that this treatment will be painful can rest assured that our technique is minimally uncomfortable and maximally effective.