Effectiveness of dry needling for upper-quarter myofascial pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Effectiveness of dry needling for upper-quarter myofascial pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={David M. Kietrys and Kerstin M Palombaro and Erica Azzaretto and Richard Hubler and Bret Schaller and J Mathew Schlussel and Mary Ann Allison Ron Batdorf Hao Chen H{\`o}a Generazio Har Tucker},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  volume={43 9},
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. BACKGROUND Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is associated with hyperalgesic zones in muscle called myofascial trigger points. When palpated, active myofascial trigger points cause local or referred symptoms, including pain. Dry needling involves inserting an acupuncture-like needle into a myofascial trigger point, with the goal of reducing pain and restoring range of motion. OBJECTIVE To explore the evidence regarding the effectiveness of dry… CONTINUE READING
51 Citations
55 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 51 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 55 references

® D ow nl oa de d fr om w w w .jo sp t.o rg a t o n D ec em be r

  • YL Hsieh, MJ Kao, TS Kuan, SM Chen, Chen
  • Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007;86:397-403
  • 2013

ferent substances and dry - needling injections in patients with myofascial pain and headaches

  • RA Venâncio, Alencar FGP, C Zamperini
  • Am J Phys Med Reha
  • 2010

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…