What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

May 22, 2016

I have gotten a ton of questions about trigger point dry needling over the last six years.  What is it exactly?  It's the use of a monofilament needle (aka acupuncture needle) into a muscle that is tight and painful or just not working correctly.  We do not use meridian points like traditional acupuncture.  

 

Is it painful?  No!  The needle is not painful.  A "twitch response" commonly occurs, which is a great thing because the muscle relaxes.  The twitch response feels like a cramp.

 

How did I find out about it?  Physical therapists have been needling for years.  Two years after I became a PT, I had hip surgery.  I did great with my rehab but I had some left over pain in a muscle in the front of my hip.  I had it needled two times and it was completely gone!  

 

Does my insurance pay for it?  Yes!  Concierge Orthopedics is considered out of network.  Give us a call and we can check your benefits for you to see if you are covered.  If not, no worries, we offer reduced prices for people paying out of pocket.   

 

Check out our video to see me in action!

 

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