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.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Trigger Point Dry Needling

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Moderate
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Mild
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None
5

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

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2
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1
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1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Trigger Point Dry Needling)
Dosage
60 min weekly
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4
Dosage
30 min monthly
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1
Dosage
50 min monthly
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1
Dosage
60 min monthly
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1
Dosage
90 min monthly
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1
Dosage
120 min monthly
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1
Dosage
120 min weekly
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1
Dosage
30 min daily
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1
Why Patients Stopped Going to Trigger Point Dry Needling (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
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4
Reason
Expense
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3
Reason
Course of treatment ended
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3
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Duration

Currently Going to Trigger Point Dry Needling
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0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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1
Duration
2 years or more
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1
Stopped Going to Trigger Point Dry Needling
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0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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2
Duration
3-6 months
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4
Duration
6 months-1 year
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2
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
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1

Adherence


Always
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60%
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40%
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Never
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Burden


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0%
Somewhat
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10%
A little
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4
40%
Not at all
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5
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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2
25%
Cost per month
$100-199
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1
13%
Cost per month
$50-99
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2
25%
Cost per month
$25-49
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25%
Cost per month
< $25
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25%
Cost per month
Not specified
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13%
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2 patient evaluations for Trigger Point Dry Needling

Captain Max
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Captain Max
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See Captain Max's full Trigger Point Dry Needling history

Jun 6, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle twitching (fasciculations): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I manage by just going to Physical Therapy. Unexpected benefit, at my stage 3+ years of brain and spinal ALS I should not be able to type this. Stopping twitching in my arms slowing progression. Impact, major! I wish they could Trigger Point Dry Needle my diaphragm!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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: $25-49 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: Not specified 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: Not specified 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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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