Dry Needling

Riverton Chiropractor

Dry Needling Riverton Chiropractor

Dry needling is often utilised with many muscle related issues including chronic over use. Such as Fibromyalgia patients.

Finally, some good news for long time suffering Fibromyalgia patients.

The following information has been provided for people suffering with Fibromyalgia and the correlation with dry-needling.

A paper titled, Effects of Dry Needling on Spinal Mobility and Trigger Points in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), published in Pain Physician, 2017;20(2):37-52 (Click Here to View) concluded the following:

This study has demonstrated that dry-needling therapy reduces myofascial trigger points algometry on thoracic and lumbar muscles.

Dry-needling and cross tape approaches reported a similar effect size for spinal mobility measures in patients with FMS.

Sixty-four patients

with FMS were randomly assigned to an experimental group receiving dry needling therapy or to a control group for cross tape therapy in the MTrPs in the latissimus dorsi, iliocostalis, multifidus, and quadratus lumborum muscles.

Spinal mobility measures and MTrPs algometry were recorded at baseline and after.

5 weeks of treatment

The interesting methodology described in this paper used the Hong in/out Dry Needling or fanning method and still managed to get these positive results.

The Hong in/out or fanning method

is where the needle is repeatedly withdrawn from the MTrP and reinserted to penetrate a new part of the MTrP at a different angle while maintaining the original entry point to the skin (Sola, 1981; Travel and Simons, 1983) to elicit any local twitch responses. Hereafter, the needle is kept still for a few seconds so that it could exert its analgesic effects (Hong, 1994).

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High Road Chiropractic Centre provides dry-needling along with chiropractic treatment. Schedule an appointment to see if this may assist your situation.


  • Sola AE. Myofascial trigger point therapy. Aug Resid Staff Physician 1981:38e45.
  • Simons DG, Travell J, Simons LS. Travell & Simons’ myofascial pain and dysfunction. upper half of body Baltimore. Williams& Wilkins; 1999a. Simons DG, Travell J, Simons LS. Myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1999b
  • Travel JG, Simons DG. Myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual, vol. 1. USA: Williams and Wilkins; 1983. p. 713. ISBN O-683-08366-X.
  • Hong CZ. Lidocaine injection versus dry needling to myofascial trigger points: the importance of the local twitch response. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1994;73(4): 256e63.

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