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Spinal Thrust Manipulation & Electric Dry Needling Improves Pain and Disability in SAPS Patients

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March 2021

Spinal Thrust Manipulation & Electric Dry Needling Improves Pain and Disability in SAPS Patients

Vol: 12| Issue: 1| Number:3| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Spinal Manipulation and Electrical Dry Needling in Patients With Subacromial Pain Syndrome: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Feb;51(2): 72-81.

Contributing Authors:
J Dunning R Butts C Fernández-de-Las-Peñas S Walsh C Goult B Gillett JL Arias-Buría J Garcia IA Young

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One hundred and forty-five patients with subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) who were complaining of anterolateral shoulder pain for >6 weeks and had a positive Neer impingement test were randomized to undergo spinal thrust manipulation and electrical dry needling (TMEDN) (n=73) or non-thrust peripheral joint/soft tissue mobilization, exercise, and interferential current (NTMEX) (n=72). Primary outco...

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