Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?
TDN is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative process. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnosis, such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles would then contract and release, improving the flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.
Who is TDN for?
Dry needling can treat an enormous range of conditions, from muscular pain to carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis.
This minimally invasive technique has been shown to effectively decrease muscle tension and tone, improve range of motion, and relieve pain. The addition of the electrical stimulation acts as an addition to enhance the treatment effect for pain relief. Electrical stimulation helps to stimulate blood flow and provide an analgesic effect to help numb the pain, providing more long-term benefits.
Is TDN The Same As Acupuncture?
It’s important to note that dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. These treatments use similar tools but this is where the similarities end.
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