Remote effects of dry needling on the irritability of the myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle.

@article{Tsai2010RemoteEO,
  title={Remote effects of dry needling on the irritability of the myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle.},
  author={Chien-Tsung Tsai and Lin-Fen Hsieh and T S Kuan and M D Kao and Li-Wei Chou and Chang-Zern Hong},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={133-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the remote effect of dry needling on the irritability of a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. DESIGN Thirty-five patients with active myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius muscles were randomly divided into two groups: 18 patients in the control group received sham needling, and 17 patients in the dry-needling group received dry needling into the myofascial trigger point in the extensor carpi radialis longus muscle. The subjective pain… CONTINUE READING
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