Functional Dry Needling
Suffering from a sport injury or chronic pain?
Functional dry needling brings lasting relief for a broad range of neuromuscular dysfunction.
Following injuries or other degenerative process, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasms. This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When these nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasms of all the muscles to which they are connected. This natural response from the body attempting to protect itself frequently results in referred pain.
This referred pain can lead to secondary dysfunction such as carpal tunnel, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, chronic pain, and a range of other disorders. This scenario can be difficult to treat because the true source of the problem is ”hidden” and undiagnosed. For these patients, standard treatments are ineffective, resulting in continued limitation and chronic pain.
Dry needling is a highly effective treatment, unequalled in identifying and eliminating these referring or ”hidden” sources of neuromuscular disorder. The treatment involves identifying the source of the pain and advancing a small filament needle into the related muscles, eliciting a small twitch response and then relaxing of the muscle.
The identification and stimulation of these trigger points can ”reboot” the muscle to alleviate both the original problem area as well as the secondary pain. Many patients experience dramatic pain relief and improved function in just a few treatments, often with lasting relief.
Gain relief and lose the pain!
To book an appointment for dry needling technique, call 250-344-6654
Written by Marie-Michelle Lafontaine, physiotherapist