Dry Needling is a technique used by manual therapists. A small acupuncture needle is inserted into Myofascial trigger points. Myofascial trigger points are small taught hyperirritable points in muscles which cause pain and restrictions within a muscle, these can become chronic and lead to long term pain.
The needling interrupts the neurological and chemical pathways that keep these trigger points active. Alongside Osteopathic treatment, Dry Needling has been shown to help with a number of pain conditions.