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What is dry needling trigger point therapy?

Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy involves inserting small needles into trigger points which develop in muscles. DC Physiotherapy Clondalkin are experts in Dry Needling for the treatment of low back and neck pain. Trigger points are small tender spots which can refer pain to other parts of the body.

Your Chartered Physiotherapist will incorporate this treatment with the aim to reduce muscle dysfunction and pain by releasing oversensitive areas in the muscle also referred to as myofascial trigger points.

Studies have demonstrated that inserting a dry needle into these trigger points generates favourable biochemical changes within the body. This type of therapy is extremely beneficial for low back and neck pain.

Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal issues, when it have been diagnosed that the muscles are the primary contributing factor to the patients symptoms.

At DC Physiotherapy Lucan/Clondalkin, we commonly use Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy for treatment of the elbow, low back pain, neck pain, leg pain including sciatica and general muscle spasms.

The patient often will have some tenderness post treatment, however, this normally subsides the following day. Following the treatment, the area that was treated will feel softer and more relaxed, and the muscle itself will feel a lot looser with improved range of motion and function.

tenderness post treatment