Following injuries or other degenerative processes, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasm. This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When these nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected resulting in referral pain.

This referral pan can lead to secondary dysfunction such as tendonitis, arthritis, carpal tunnel, 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.

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment, unequaled in identifying and eliminating these referring or “hidden” sources of neuromuscular disorder. The treatment involves identifying the source of pain and advancing a small filament needle into the related muscle, causing a small twitch response and then relaxing of the muscle.

By identifying and stimulating these trigger points, we can “reboot” the muscle to alleviate both the original and secondary pain.