Monday, March 08, 2010

Trying something new

Dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.

After many attempts to get my upper abs and lower back to stop spasm-ing and not allow my hip to heal, I decided to try this dry needling technique as a last resort this afternoon...ouchy!!! It was definitely a painful and interesting experience but after the tenderness and bruising go away, I'm really excited to see how it works.

1 comment:

trista francis said...

Keep me posted on how it worked?!