Dry Needling

Dry Needling Newcastle

"We Help You Get Out of Pain So That You Can Move Better, Feel Better and Get Back To Doing The Things You Love

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For more information about the conditions and injuries we treat on a daily bases please see our Pain Management section.

Below are the two styles of dry needling that our Practitioners offer. The style of dry needling most suited to achieve your goals will be determined after your assessment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Trigger Point Dry Needling:

Trigger points are knots that develop in tight bands of muscle. They can cause local or referred pain sensations and limit mobility and range of motion. Trigger points develop where there is a large trauma and/or a small or repetitive-use injury or trauma. These traumas can cause an excessive release of calcium in the muscle which in turn can cause the muscle to shorten. When the damage to the muscle goes untreated, the excessive shortening begins to cut off oxygen supply to the area, adversely affecting the muscle cell’s ability to produce ATP (biochemical energy). Without ATP the muscle cannot relax. Increased amounts of muscle activating neurotransmitter can also be released at this time resulting in the knotted, tight muscle fibers associated with trigger points.  

The evidence supports trigger point dry needling as an effective form of therapy for pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, due to trigger points.

Radiculopathy Dry Needling​:

The premise of radiculopathy dry needling is that tender points and trigger points in the body are a result of spinal nerve dysfunction and many times are not a result of a problem at the local muscle or joint level.  

Treatment is targeted at two areas: the affected spinal nerve level which lies adjacent to the spine, and the muscle motor point, the area where the muscle is innervated by the nerve. This style of dry needling is used to help restore communication between the nervous system and the affected/injured muscles.

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