Dry Needling Alone vs. Dry Needling with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for Myofascial Pain
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OrthoEvidence. Dry Needling Alone vs. Dry Needling with Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for Myofascial Pain. ACE Report. 2021;96(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13913
Rate and maintenance of improvement of myofascial pain with dry needling alone vs. dry needling with intramuscular electrical stimulation: a randomized controlled trial.J Man Manip Ther. 2021 Aug;29(4): 216-226.
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Fifty-three patients with myofascial pain syndrome were randomized to receive 6 weekly sessions of dry needling (n=27) or dry needling plus intramuscular electrical stimulation (n=26). The outcomes of interest included pain on a Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the Neck Disability Index (NDI). Outcomes were assessed at 3, 6 and 12 weeks follow up. No significant differences in all outcomes wer...
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