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Dry needling can be very effective for neuromusculoskeletal pain. It works by stimulating neural pathways that lower the brain’s perception of pain, either by ‘staunching’ pain signals going up to the brain, or conversely by increasing descending inhibitory pathways to ‘dampen’ the effect of incoming pain signals. It also works locally on the area around the needle by increasing blood flow, allowing for optimum healing, as well as ‘unlocking’ trigger points and taut bands sitting in the muscle tissue.