Stop chasing the pain.
Find the reset.
Functional dry needling is different than acupuncture. How? A filament needle is advanced directly into muscles. Active trigger points are typically present in symptomatic muscles, which results in pain and decreased function.
The sensation you feel during a dry needling session resembles a cramping sensation. When a twitch response is elicited, it provides a "reset" from the brain to the muscle that allows restored function to the involved muscle(s).
Usually, significant improvements in pain, range of motion, and injury rehabilitation are seen within 2-4 dry needling sessions.