Trigger Point Dry Needling
At Balance, we don’t think life should be a pain. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, TMJ, dental discomfort, arthritis, nerve irritation, ligament strains, herniated discs, or have any pain in your knees, hips, back, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, head, ears, or eyes, then consider trigger point dry needling as the answer to your pain-free prayers.
What Is Trigger Point Dry Needling?
When most people think of President John F. Kennedy, they don’t think of his scoliosis or his personal White House physician Janet Travell who coined the phrase “trigger points.” Trigger points, Travell discovered, are hyperirritable spots within a taut band of contracted skeletal muscle that can produce pain and other symptoms in other parts of the body.
Trigger points often develop as a result of overuse, poor posture, impaired body movements, and physical trauma. Dry needling, as developed by Travells, is a method by which a specially trained practitioner uses a solid filiform needle to penetrate muscle tissue to “deactivate” the trigger points.
Trigger point dry needling—
- Reduces the concentration of chemicals surrounding trigger points
- Heals chronic injuries of muscles, tendons, and joints
- Decreases the sensitivity of trigger points
- Alleviates long-standing pain and tension
- Stimulates muscles
- Banishes knots in muscles
- Restores normal muscle functions
- Improves blood flow at a deep level
- Expedites healing time
- Prevents injuries
- And so much more!
Don’t let pain be your normal. Our experienced trigger point dry needling practitioners can carefully deactivate your trigger points with Travell’s technique. While trigger point dry needling is not the most comfortable procedure—it creates a toothache-like feeling (sometimes sharp, sometimes dull) with soreness lasting from a couple of hours to a few days—our practitioners sensitively approach the skin. Pain that has plagued you for years can disappear in a couple of sessions depending upon the extent of your trigger points and dysfunction.
Call us today at 603-890-8844 to schedule your relief!