In addition to our traditional pain management services, Bellah Therapies LLC also offers dry needling services. This new technique involves inserting thin, filiform needles into the skin, stimulating the underlying myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Trigger points can be tender to the touch, and touching a trigger point may cause pain to other parts of the body.
Activating trigger points stimulates the descending pain inhibitory systems or cortical areas of the brain that are involved in pain control. Dry needling results in the deepest tissue release possible, allowing for improvements in movement and pain.
To try dry needling, contact our physical therapy clinic in Harker Heights, TX today.
Dry needling has been compared to acupuncture, the traditional Chinese practice. However, dry needling is based on western medical principals and research. Dry needling has been shown to alleviate: