Our expert team provides a range of treatment options to meet your individual needs, whether you have bad back pain, migraine headaches, frozen shoulder, or sciatica. Dry needling in Worthing is an increasingly popular form of muscle pain relief.

What is Acupuncture Dry Needling?

Acupuncture dry needling is a therapeutic procedure with minimal invasion, that’s used to relieve muscular pain and improve joint range of motion. For example, it can be a treatment option for those suffering from a sports injury.

The procedure involves the insertion of needles into your body’s key trigger points – which are all small muscle knots that can be highly sensitive and painful to touch.

Dry Needling Benefits

There are plenty of dry needling benefits that have made it a popular treatment. Acupuncture dry needling is suggested to offer effective treatment for relieving acute and chronic pain when used along with other treatments including stretching, massage, ultrasound, electrical nerve stimulation, and heat therapy.

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When you first visit one of our clinics, we will discuss your medical history with you in detail, and conduct necessary assessments to understand your condition. For example, some patients require a digital thermographic spinal scan or x-ray on their visit, and we will have the results from this space within 24 hours.

From here, we will be able to go through your treatment plan and procedures that will be bespoke to you individually. Throughout your treatment, we can answer any specific questions you have regarding your plan and explain exactly what we are doing to improve your discomfort.

If you’re interested in booking dry needling in West Sussex or have any other questions about this treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Dry Needling FAQs

What should I look out for when booking dry needle therapy?

It’s essential to ensure that when booking dry needle therapy you are in safe professional hands. After all, you are placing your well-being in the hands of others. After rigorous training, our team of specialists, including those carrying out dry needle therapy are registered in the appropriate associations and possess the accredited training and certification to carry out all treatments. For example, our Chiropractic Doctor is registered with the GCC; our Foot Health Practitioner is a member of the SCP & FHP Association; our Laser Clinician is a registered member of the BMLA, and our Holistic Massage Therapist is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Are there any circumstances where a client should not have dry needle therapy?

There are situations where clients shouldn’t have dry needle therapy. These are:

  • Pregnancy
  • People who can’t understand the treatment
  • People who have a phobia of needles

Any patient who is considering dry needling in Worthing should consult his or her doctor first. This is particularly true for people taking blood thinners and people who are only recently recovering from surgery.

Are there any side effects from dry needle therapy that I should be aware of?

Most adverse effects have been minor and include:

  • Soreness during or after the treatment
  • Bleeding at the place where the needle was pushed in
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Bruising

A very rare side effect from improper needle insertion could be a major organ puncture, such as pneumothorax (collapsed lung) caused by puncturing the lung through needle insertion in the chest.

How to interpret the results of dry needle therapy?

To determine whether dry needling is an effective treatment for you, your healthcare provider or therapist will assess your trigger points during therapy and ask you about your level of pain, movement, and stiffness following your session.

In some instances, your response to dry needling will be evident during the treatment. However, others may need a few sessions before certain muscle aches, pains, and knots are reduced.

How many dry needling sessions will I need to see results?

Most clients require at least two or three dry needle therapy sessions to reach the full effects of this treatment. However, depending on your needs, you might need up to six sessions. The number of sessions completely depends on your needs as a client.

Depending on your condition, dry needle therapy can be done once or twice a week, depending on your condition. You can have dry needle therapy done once or twice a week.

If you experience any unwanted side effects from needle therapy in Worthing and do not wish to continue receiving this treatment, you may discuss discontinuing treatment. You will be able to discuss alternative options with your practitioner to assist with managing your symptoms.