You may have seen dry needling on the internet or heard about it from your doctor, but what is it? Dry needling is often a very effective means to alleviate pain and improve function when applied appropriately to tight muscles and taut muscle bands, or “trigger points.” A monofilament needle, the same used in acupuncture, is inserted into the trigger point, relaxing the muscle and resetting the nerve that’s causing spasms. Here are 5 reasons to try dry needling:
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