Addition of Dry Needling to Manual Therapy for Mechanical Neck Pain Improves Pain and Function
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.
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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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