What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique, which uses small filament type needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 7 2
Muscle tension 4 2
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 2 2
TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) pain 1 2
Numbness and Tingling with Pins and Needles 1 0
Plantar fasciitis (painful foot) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
3

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Trigger Point Dry Needling

Pain 1
Muscle soreness 1
Temporary increase in pain 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Trigger Point Dry Needling)
Dosage Patients
10 min monthly 1
30 min monthly 1
50 min monthly 1
120 min monthly 1
60 min weekly 3
120 min weekly 1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Trigger Point Dry Needling (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 3
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently Going to Trigger Point Dry Needling
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Stopped Going to Trigger Point Dry Needling
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
2 33%
Usually
2 33%
Sometimes
2 33%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
3 50%
Not at all
3 50%
Cost
$200+
1 17%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
2 33%
$25-49
2 33%
< $25
1 17%
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2 patient evaluations for Trigger Point Dry Needling

Captain Max
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Captain Max
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Captain Max's full Trigger Point Dry Needling history

Jul 13, 2013 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle twitching (fasciculations): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I get the treatment when twitching presents. After trigger point dry needling in twitching muscle I exercise that muscle which seems to extend the pause in the twitching. the effect is a stop in twitching for 3 to 5 weeks. This has been documented and reported to my Doctor whom was impressed.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Sagen
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Sagen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Sagen's full Trigger Point Dry Needling history

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Jul 29, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for help spastisity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle tension: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: The dry needling really helped with pain and stiffness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2009 (Started Jul 29, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for help spastisity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle tension: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: It helped relieve pain and helped my muscles to relax.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 29, 2009 (Started Jul 29, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for help spastisity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle tension: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 10 min Yearly
Advice & Tips: Worked great to ease pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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