Effectiveness of acupuncture / dry needling for myofascial trigger point pain

  title={Effectiveness of acupuncture / dry needling for myofascial trigger point pain},
  author={Elizabeth A. Tough and Adrian White},
Background: Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are widely accepted by clinicians and researchers as a primary source of pain. Needling is one common treatment, with dry needling as effective as injection. What is not clear is whether or not needling of any kind is superior to placebo. Objectives: To update a systematic literature review and meta-analysis (undertaken in 2007) investigating the effectiveness of direct MTrPs needling compared with placebo, and to discuss the variation in needling… CONTINUE READING


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