Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling
Myofascial trigger point dry needling (MFTrPDN) is a treatment to restore proper function to abnormally behaving muscles. These muscles become painful with nodules also called knots and tight bands of muscle that can be painful locally or refer pain to other locations. The muscles, which contain these abnormal areas are "locked" and can not function normally, which causes restriction of movement and chronic pain. Many methods of treatment are applied to painful muscles but none are quite as effective, fast acting or long lasting as the treatment known as MFTrPDN.
These nodules or knots develop from overuse, trauma, poor posture, lack of exercise, sleep disturbances, vitamin deficiencies, joint arthritis or nerves being physically stressed at the spine and other locations. These painful areas contain bio-chemicals that cause pain to the local nerves, have decreased oxygen flow (called ischemia) causing further pain resulting in the muscle fibers to "lock". The reason this method is so effective is that it short-circuits the vicious cycle in a very direct way that other methods can not accomplish. This treatment allows the muscle contracture to release to its normal length, the circulation to improve, swelling to recede and the chemicals to disperse, thereby removing their noxious effect on local nerves. The treatment utilizes sterile, thin mono-filiment needles to achieve its goal. The relief is often rapid with a reduction in pain and improved function.
Richmond Chiropractor Dr. McLelland has been certified to practice myofascial trigger point dry needling since 2010. His experience with the application of this technique often in combination with other various physical medicine treatments has achieved remarkable results for many patients who have not been able to find relief with other approaches. Dr. McLelland serves primarily patients in the Short Pump Va 23233, Glen Allen Va 23059 areas of Richmond Va..
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