TDN is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm caused by injury or misuse of a muscle group over time. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves where they come out of the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This can cause symptoms all over the body. Small, thin needles are briefly inserted in the muscles at the trigger points; wherever the symptoms are. The muscles then contract and release improving flexibility of the muscles and decreasing symptoms.
Your session will begin with an assessment about where your active trigger points are, and whether or not they may be causing or contributing to your symptoms. A thin acupuncture needle is inserted onto the trigger points to cause a muscle twitch, thereby re-setting and calming the trigger. You will be asked to use the muscles lightly to begin to re-educate the muscles in their normal function.
You may be slightly sore, or may become very sore, like after a hard workout. Everyone is different. Use of moist heat and continuing to move and use the muscles lightly are the best things to do after a TDN session. Within a few days we will know how many of the trigger points were relieved and which ones may need additional treatment. You can always call us with any questions: 720-870-8900
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