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Volume:96 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #13913
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

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

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

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.

Contributing Authors: K Brennan KM Elifritz MM Comire DC Jupiter

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Synopsis

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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