To those who have endured months or years of chronic pain, consider asking your healthcare provider about the evolving treatment of dry needling. This specialized technique is being taught globally and certified professionals might be closer than you may realize.
Several Facts about Chronic Pain 32 Chronic Pain Statistics to Help You Understand Your Health (asbestos.com)
- More than 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience chronic pain.
- 80% of adults in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their life.
- People with chronic pain are three times more likely to develop depression and anxiety than those without chronic pain
- The total cost of chronic pain is more than that of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Managing chronic pain is not typically treated successfully with only one treatment strategy, but this unique technique is starting to “stick” out due to profound pain relief.
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
- Constant tightness and achiness
- Massage helps, but pain always returns
- Repetitive irritation at joints
- Low back pain
- Joint pain (Hip, knee, shoulder)
Additionally, dry needling can also be helpful with less talked about conditions, such as pelvic pain.
As dry needling continues to gain in popularity and success, a discussion with a professional to determine if dry needling might be part of your answer in pain relief for chronic pain might be well worth your time. It is also important to report all your symptoms to find the best individualized approach as professionals can choose different specializations and techniques of dry needling.
Remember, dry needling may not be for everyone, but for others, it couldn’t be more on point to their recovery.