​​Trigger point dry needling or intra-muscular stimulation is a procedure that aims to reduce local and referred pain by means of producing a muscular contraction with a small filament needle. We’ve learned that a well- [dry-needling-trigger-points]
placed needle into a trigger point or soft tissue can reset that muscle quicker and with less pain than when using one’s hands or other therapy instruments. It’s earned the term ‘dry’ because there are no injections made into the tissues of the body. Needling causes a localized inflammatory response to tissues in need of fresh nutrients, and helps relieve pain associated with arthritis, whiplash, nerve irritation, muscular strain, ligament strains and herniated discs.

Dry needling and acupuncture, while using the same needles, are two very different treatments. Acupuncture is used to treat from a holistic standpoint, while Dry Needling is more mechanistic in nature. Acupuncture is effective in reducing pain, but also aims at treating conditions such as digestive problems, infertility, flu and high blood pressure. Trigger point dry needling, on the other hand is useful for many orthopedic complaints such as:

  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Acute and chronic neck and low back pain
  • Ligamentous problems (plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, ACL, MCL, LCL, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow)
  • Muscular hematomas
  • Shin spints
  • Hip pain (IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome)
  • Rotator cuff syndrome, shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • bursitis
  • deactivates myofascial trigger points which can cause musculoskeletal pain
  • restores normal length and function to the involved muscle
  • reduces pain and inflammation
  • accelerates naturally / reduces recovery time

Frequency of dry needling sessions is dependent on the issue and the degree of its severity. Even better, when paired with other therapies such as chiropractic adjustments and tissue manipulation, dry needling more effectively helps reduce pain and restore function… This means less visits for you!


To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Dyhr  and Dr. Ellis specific chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Lenoir City Chiropractic also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:

  • Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
  • Mechanical traction (Roller Bed Massage)
  • Hydrotherapy (Dry Water Bed Massage)
  • Cryotherapy (Ice Treatment)
  • Active rehabilitation program

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.

Nutritional Counseling

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you. Dr. Rasmus Dyhr can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Dyhr and Dr. Ellis have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment, and treating joint dysfunctions.

Trigger-point Dry Needling