Are you looking for a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain? If so, consider dry needling therapy. Dry needling is used to treat pain and stiffness in the muscles as well as improve their flexibility and range of motion. Keep reading to learn how dry needling can help manage chronic pain.
How does dry needling help chronic pain?
Dry needling, which involves dry needles being inserted into areas of the affected muscle through the skin, can be very useful in cases of chronic pain. Inserting the needles helps to release or inactivate the trigger points that have developed due to injury or continual muscle stress, relieving pain and improving the range of motion. The needle stimulates them to release, encouraging the muscle to return to normal mobility and cause less pain.
What to expect from dry needling therapy
Before your dry needling session, your therapist will carry out a detailed examination to learn your medical history and find out the root cause of your pain. This will allow them to create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs. Your therapist will sterilise the area before inserting the small needles into the trigger points in your muscles. For simple relief, the needles may only need to be inserted for a few seconds. However, for deeper pain, the needles can be inserted for between 10 to 15 minutes. The side effects of dry needling are typically minor, often including a mild, dull ache for up to 24 hours after treatment.
How many dry needling sessions will I need?
Since chronic pain can be so debilitating and have such a major impact on your daily life, you may be wondering how quickly dry needling can help relieve your symptoms. The good news is that many people notice improved mobility straight away and decreased pain within 24 hours. Normally, a few treatment sessions are required to achieve a lasting positive effect. Depending on the severity of your pain, several treatments may be necessary for permanent pain relief. For a better idea of how long it will take for dry needling to relieve your pain, speak to one of our experienced therapists.
To find out more about how dry needling therapy can help with chronic pain, get in touch with our friendly team today. You can reach us by calling 01245 901170, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a message via our website.