Trigger Point Dry Needling

A trigger point is a sensitive area or "knot" in a muscle. Trigger points are often the cause of pain in the neck, lower back, shoulders, hips and other areas and can also cause some headaches. They affect people with chronic pain, acute injuries or even sports injuries. Trigger points can often be difficult to treat and the pain they cause people significant, pain-related problems.

Trigger point dry needling solves these problems by inserting a small needle directly into the tight muscle to release knots, decrease pain and improve function. Muscle soreness can occur for a few hours after needling into the following day, but afterwards most patients report significantly decreased pain and improved flexibility.

Dry needling can be used for:

  • Myofascial, neck, lower back, hip and knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Tennis elbow

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To learn more about the Outpatient Therapy Center or to make an appointment, call 702-835-9898.

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