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Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), or Neurofunctional Acupuncture, is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasms which commonly follow injuries and often accompany 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 diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain.  Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the referral pain.   The muscles contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

You may feel sore after treatment in the area of the body you were treated.  This is normal but does not always occur.  This sensation varies depending on the area of the body treated and from person to person.  It typically feels like you have had an intense workout at the gym and will dissipate in anywhere from a few hours to a few days.  TDN is a distinction based on a specific course called “Dry Needling”.  All our therapist are trained in either TDN or neurofunctional acupuncture and can address your musculo-skeletal pain and discomfort.  If you would like this technique performed, please let us know.  This is a longer appointment and we will book extra time to make sure your needs are met.

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If you are feeling light headed, having difficulty breathing, having chest pain or any other concerning symptoms after treatment CALL us immediately. If you are unable to get a hold of us, call your physician.

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