DSC 1218Dry needling is a procedure in which thin filament sterile acupuncture needles are inserted in a specific target soft tissue directly at a myofascial trigger point in order to improve or restore function and/or control pain. Dry needling is usually performed in conjunction with physical therapy techniques when appropriate to gain an optimal response.
Most people don’t feel the insertion of the needle. The local twitch response may cause a brief painful reaction described as an electric shock or cramping sensation. It is important to remember that the therapeutic effect only occurs by eliciting the twitch response, and therefore, it is the desirable reaction