Trigger point dry needling

At The Body Lab, our doctors provide techniques that are backed by science and are proven to be some of the safest, most effective ways to decrease pain and tension.

Dry needling in Lincoln, NE

Dry needling is one of the most effective soft tissue techniques used to reduce pain and tension. Myofascial trigger points, commonly referred to as “knots”, are one of the most common causes of pain in the body.

Using a precise technique, our highly trained clinicians can target these trigger points to decrease sensitivity and improve pain and function.

How it Works

Dry needling works by stimulating the muscular trigger points to increase blood flow and promote relaxation of the muscle. Electrical stimulation is frequently paired with dry needling, which causes involuntary pulsing of the muscle to further relax it.

The increase in blood flow that results from dry needling helps bring nutrients and oxygen to the injured or painful area, which promotes a quicker healing response and can help reduce swelling and inflammation.

What it treats

Head & Neck
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Jaw / TMJ Pain
  • Numbness / Tingling
  • Low back pain
    Upper and mid back pain
    SI joint dysfunction
    Disc herniations
    Muscle spasms
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Numbness / tingling
  • Finger / thumb / wrist pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
Ankle & Foot
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Big toe pain
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


Does dry needling hurt?

Most people find needling to be a very tolerable experience. Since the needle is so small, the discomfort is usually mild, and you can expect to feel pressure, a dull ache, or even a twitch response within the muscle.

Why is it called dry needling?

It is called dry needling because it does not involve the injection of any substance into the muscle or the withdrawal of any blood.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Dry needling is an extremely safe and effective technique. Potential side effects include bruising at the site of the needle and / or soreness afterwards that may last anywhere from a few hours to a couple days.

Will I feel immediate relief?

Everyone has a slightly different response to the dry needling treatment. Some people feel immediate relief, while others feel relief in the day or two after their session.