Dry needling is an effective treatment for chronic pain of neuropathic orgin and has been demonstrated to have very few side effects. This technique is unequalled in eliminating neuromuscular dysfunction of myofascial trigger point origin that results in pain, functional adaptations, and neuromuscular deficits.
Using the same needles as acupuncture, dry needling is designed to treat trigger points. Trigger points are persistent, painful areas in your muscles, tendons or fascia that can feel like a knot that just doesn't release, no matter how much you massage the area. Dry needling goes deeper than massage therapy by penetrating the trigger points and deactivating them, allowing you to move more freely.