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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:20 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12328
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Addition of Dry Needling to Manual Therapy for Mechanical Neck Pain Improves Pain and Function


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of dry needling as an adjunct to manual therapy for patients with chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomised clinical trial.

Acupunct Med. 2020 Aug;38(4):244-254.

Contributing Authors: GM Gallego-Sendarrubias D Rodríguez-Sanz C Calvo-Lobo JL Martín

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Synopsis

One hundred and one patients with chronic mechanical neck pain were randomized to receive 2 sessions of manual therapy with dry needling or sham dry needling. The outcomes of interest included pain on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), cervical range of motion, pain pressure threshold (PPT), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores. Outcomes were assessed immediately following completion of treatment and...

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