Often in the winter I see many people who train or do physical out door work with taut bands of muscle contraction, when doing physical work the muscles heat up, heat expands the muscle fibres, in cold winter weather the cold contracts the muscle fibres and can lead to taut bands of muscles forming causing pain and discomfort, Proper dry needling of a Myofascial trigger point will elicit a local twitch response LTR which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex in which the muscle fibres in the taut band of muscle contract. The LTR indicates the proper placement of a needle in the Trigger point, Dry Needling that elicits LTRs improves treatment outcomes for the patient.
Electro NMDN Treatment
Chronic Musculoskeletal pain can be alleviated by the use of an electro needling device, using low, mid and high frequencies. The rational for multiple frequencies is that the various groups of neuro transmitters are mobilised for central and peripheral release by different frequency ranges.