f by ‘How long does microcurrent last’ we mean the length of therapy, then the answer would be something along the lines of three consecutive 30-60 to 90 minute sessions. Of course, that would be a very general assessment, in particular since microcurrent treatment may be used to address pain stemming from several very different conditions, such as arthritis, trauma, acute and chronic back injury, Bell’s palsy, broken bones, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc injuries, fibromyalgia, fibrous tissue break-ups and cysts, headaches, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, nerve entrapment, neuritis, neuropathy pain, radiation and chemotherapy treatment-related pain, Parkinson’s disease, plantar Fasciitis, sciatica, spinal injuries, sports injuries, tendonitis, TMJ and wound healing.
Many of those conditions, (as well as others not listed) are usually related to a specific part of the body. The length of a session thus depends on the area of the body to be treated. For example, the shoulders take more time than a smaller body part like a wrist or an ankle. Similarly, a full body session will understandably require a longer period of time to be performed. The good news is that the effects of microcurrent therapy are cumulative. That is, the following session will pick up where the previous left off, and less time will be needed to achieve the desired results.
And that brings us to the repeat the question ‘how long does microcurrent last’ but this time referring to the results. To better word it, how long do the results of microcurrent
therapy last? And while we’re at it, how long does it take to be effective. As a matter of fact, many patients will experience relief over the course of the actual session, a sensation that will endure for several hours after treatment has ended. Though very rare, permanent relief after a single session has been reported now and then. The norm, however, is a minimum of seven to eleven sessions must take place in order to achieve lasting results.
Even if the pain returns after the first session, it will most likely do so with less intensity than before.
The key for patients is to be, well, patient. It is best not go in expecting both immediate and lasting results, but to focus on the long-term outcome. Even though microcurrent therapy is not for everyone, the fact that you’re not miraculously cured after on session does not mean that it’s not for you.