Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy

Dry Needling Trigger Point Therapy involves inserting small needles into trigger point 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.

There are countless studies which have demonstrated that inserting a dry needle into these trigger points generate 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 spasm.

The patient often will have some tenderness post treatment however, this normally settles down the following day.

Following the treatment, the area that was treated will feel more relaxed and softer, the muscle will feel a lot looser with improved range of motion and function.