Trigger Point Dry Needling (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 carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points which cause a referred pain pattern (see example of two common trigger points below). This treatment process is surprisingly comfortable and extremely effective. Please call one of our certified dry needling practitioners if you have questions: (260) 497-7191.