Trigger Point Therapy at Our Clinic in Norwich
What Is a Trigger Point?
In turn, these signals inhibit muscle function and cause blood and oxygen circulation problems in the affected tissues. This nervous system response locks the muscle into a detrimental cycle that is difficult to change. If left untreated, this can spread pain to other parts of the body and create physiological dysfunctions such as severe headaches and digestive problems.
This often causes a fasciculation, otherwise known as the twitch response, a sudden contraction and release of the affected area, re-establishing communication between the muscle and brain and allowing the tissue to return to its proper resting length.
By targeting trigger points and treating them, we address the cause of pain and prevent it from affecting other parts of the body. Encouraging blood and oxygen to the area speeds up the healing process and enables proper muscle function.
If required, the therapy also includes the use of a mineral infrared ray heat lamp, which improves microcirculation and diminishes inflammation through a curing plate that emits spectrum electromagnetic waves alongside the acupuncture needles.
Target Muscle Pain and Stress
Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy
Whether you are experiencing acute or chronic pain, dry needling is our preferred method of treating most muscle issues. Some of the conditions that may benefit from this targeted treatment include:
- Muscular Tightness
- Back and Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
Trigger Point Therapy – Different from Traditional Acupuncture
You can expect to be slightly sore or stiff for 1 or 2 days after treatment due to a stretch response in the muscle after treatment. Since trigger points are often located under deep layers of muscle, it can take several sessions to regain full functionality of the muscles.