TDN is a very effective technique for the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. Not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture. (Travell & Simons 1999)

TDN is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain. TDN needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

TDN is not covered by all insurance companies, please call for details regarding payment.

Physical therapist provides intramuscular manual therapy in the form of trigger point dry needling (TDN) on client's lower back
Physical therapist provides intramuscular manual therapy in the form of trigger point dry needling (TDN) on client's back