Dry Needling, also known as Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), is an effective technique used to treat pain arising from muscles and/or nerves. Dry Needling involves inserting a needle without medication or injection, into an area of the muscle known as a trigger point.
A trigger point is an irritable, hard "knot" within a muscle that is painful when palpated and can produce significant pain over a large area. They are very common and can make everyday tasks difficult and painful. Often, these trigger points may be too deep to be effectively treated by other treatment techniques.