Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Treatment

About Us Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy Treatment

Dry Needling Trigger Point Treatment is never a treatment by itself. It is always done in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy treatment. These may include exercises, postural training, education, and other hands-on techniques such as soft tissue work and manipulation.

Typically, we will use dry needling techniques once or twice a week to deactivate the trigger points in conjunction with your other treatment. There is no specific pre-set number of treatments for patients with pain of myofascial origin. Chronic conditions may require more treatments than acute conditions.

In addition, the amount of treatments will depend on concurrent medical conditions, on your compliance with the exercises, on your everyday activity level, and on the number of visits ordered by your physician and approved by cyour insurance company.

During the Treatment

You will be in a comfortable position; usually lying on your stomach, your side, or on your back. When the needle is inserted you may feel a little prick through the skin. However, when the muscle is relaxed, you will not feel the needle at all.

If the muscle is tight, there will be some soreness. When the needle touches the trigger point it will elicit a local twitch response. This twitch is very brief and unexpected. It can be momentarily painful. During your visit, multiple trigger points in several areas will be treated.

After the Treatment

You may experience muscular soreness following treatment. This discomfort will be lessened by heat and stretching. Medications like Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or Aleve may also help, although you should consult with your physician before taking any medications.


All Trigger Point Dry Needling associates have completed the additional, extensive course study and have obtained the certification required by the state of NC to practice the advanced skill of Intramuscular Manual Therapy.

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  • The reduction of pain, and drop in frequency of pain episodes was immediate from the first session. Where chiropractic manipulation, massage, and traditional physical therapy had not succeeded, this approach has!