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

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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… (More)
DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2013.4668

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@article{Kietrys2013EffectivenessOD, 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 G Tucker}, journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy}, year={2013}, volume={43 9}, pages={620-34} }