How long does it take for dry needling to work?

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Are you suffering from muscular pain or stiffness? If so, you might be considering a treatment called dry needling. Dry needling helps to treat knotted areas in the muscles known as trigger points. As well as being painful when touched, trigger points can also cause referred pain in other parts of the body.

The treatment can ease pain and tension, restore movement and help you to recover from injuries in a short space of time. One of the biggest benefits of dry needling is that it works quickly, giving many patients immediate relief from pain after a single session. Read on to find out how long it takes for the treatment to work.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a popular alternative therapy that involves very thin hypodermic needles being inserted into the trigger points in the muscles in order to manage pain. The treatment is called ‘dry’ because no solution is injected into the muscles. Dry needling can help to alleviate muscle pain, helping to ease or even eliminate it completely after just a few sessions. Inserting needles allows for greater accuracy when it comes to reaching the trigger point, helping us to get to the source of the pain quicker.

Fast and long-lasting results

For tense and painful muscles, there might seem to be no relief in sight. You may have tried many ideas for relieving the discomfort but it keeps coming back. Many people opt for dry needling Chelmsford when they want fast results. Rather than waiting weeks or months for the pain to diminish, lots of patients notice results after just one session. In fact, research has shown that it’s not uncommon for pain to decrease by 50% or more after a single dry needling session. Results will become more noticeable in the days following the sessions, with peak improvement happening after around 48 hours.

For acute pain, sometimes only one session of dry needling might be needed. However, for chronic or deep pain, multiple sessions are usually required. If you have chronic pain, you should consider weekly sessions to maintain the long-term results of the treatment. This will help keep your pain at bay.

Dry needling in Chelmsford

If you’re seeking dry needling in Chelmsford, look no further than Faye Pattison Physiotherapy. Our experienced therapists use up to date techniques when delivering this treatment, helping to ease your pain and discomfort in no time at all. We’ll start by assessing your body to see what muscle is causing the pain. We’ll then insert a number of small needles into the trigger points in the affected muscle, stimulating it and driving blood flow to the area.

Book a dry needling session today

If you’re ready to book a dry needling session to treat your muscular pain or tension, get in touch today. Call us on 01245 901170 to talk to one of our friendly team. Alternatively, you can request a call-back or send us an email at