Dry Needling/Trigger Point Release
Trigger points are areas of muscle tension, which can cause referred pain into other areas of the body. These areas can be released using a small needle +/- the injection of a lidocaine solution.
Prolotherapy/Perineural Hydrodissection is an injection-based procedure, often performed under ultrasound guidance, which stimulates the body’s own innate healing mechanisms to generate tissue repair.
The process of prolotherapy involves injecting dextrose (a type of sugar water) into areas of musculoskeletal injury thereby causing local tissue trauma. The body creates an inflammatory response to this traumatized area. The body’s cells then work together to lay down new collagen in the weakened structure. Ultimately, as the tissue remodels, pain ignited by the weakened tissue resolves.
(“Peri” around, “neural” nerve) is another injection-based procedure utilized to reduce nerve-type pain, which often occurs in conjunction with musculoskeletal pain. The concept of perineural hydrodissection involves injecting fluid into areas of restriction where nerve structures are prone to become entrapped. The release of these nerve structures using a dextrose (sugar water) solution has been shown to reduce neuropathic pain.