Trigger Point Dry Needling is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. 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 in turn may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain.
Through dry needling, small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles will then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.
At Guilford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center, we are proud to offer specialized assistance in this area of medical acupuncture.
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