NECK PAIN or BACK PAIN: Why aren’t more people taking advantage of this treatment?


So many people are suffering in pain from painful knots in their neck, shoulders and back. Many have spent countless hours at the doctor, in therapy and with Dr. Google attempting to get rid of their pain.

The irritable, hard “knots” within the muscle or connective tissue that may cause pain over a large area are called trigger points.

Dry Needling is a safe and highly effective way of getting rid of these trigger points. But virtually nobody knows about this. When I offer the service to patients in my office, the usual answer is “What do you mean? Acupuncture?” or “Why didn’t my doctor recommend this?” or “Never heard of it” But after a dry needling session they say, “ Why didn’t I do this before?”

Sure it is not the most comfortable treatment but it works! Here is a study about the benefits of dry needling with neck pain where immediately after the treatment, their pain decreased by 33%. Their pain was 66% less, a week after treatment! Also, those patients treated with dry needling were better able to bend their heads forward and backward and to turn their heads toward the painful side of their necks.”

Source: Mejuto-Vázquez (2014) Short-Term changes in Neck Pain, widespread pressure pain sensitivity, and cervical range of motion after the application of trigger point dry needling in patients with acute mechanical neck pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44(4):261. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.0502

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SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS TREATMENT. I guarantee all those office workers who sit all day can use Dry Needling!

Call MOBO PHYSIO at 647-344-6636 to find out more about this treatment and whether it is suitable for you!

Morris Senior, MScPT, CSCS, FMS, GAMP