AT GEORGE STREET CHIROPRACTIC WE OFFER A TREATMENT SIMILAR TO ACUPUNCTURE CALLED DRY NEEDLING, ALSO KNOWN AS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT TREATMENT OR INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION WHERE THE USE OF SOLID FILIFORM NEEDLES ARE USED FOR THE TREATMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND TRIGGER POINTS.
Within Clinical practise as manual medicine experts we see a large number of patients who present daily with pain coming from the muscles and its connective tissue. Our understanding of this is that these patients are suffering from myofascial pain syndrome, which is a condition characterised by painful trigger points (hyper irritable spots within the muscle fibres). Some patients refer to these as knots in the muscle.
Treatment involves placing a fine needle at the site of the trigger point. The advantages of Dry needling are well documented and include an immediate reduction in local, referred and widespread pain, restoration of range of motion and restoration of muscle activation patterns.
Dry needling is an effective, rather quick, less invasive and when applied according to sound procedures, a safe treatment. At George Street Chiropractic, it is used in connection with chiropractic and other therapies
To avail of our Dry Needling treatments make an appointment today with Ken Hamilton