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Navaee F, Yassin M, Sarrafzade J, Salehi R, Parandnia A, Ebrahimi Z. Effects of Dry Needling of the Upper Trapezius Active Trigger Points on Pain and Pain Pressure Threshold in Women With Chronic Non-Specific Neck Pain. Func Disabil J. 2021; 4 (1) :29-29
URL: http://fdj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-152-en.html
1- Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , m.yassin.pt@gmail.com
3- Department of Basic Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (341 Views)
Background and Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of dry needling as local treatment of upper trapezius trigger points related to chronic neck pain on pain and pain pressure threshold in women with chronic nonspecific neck pain.
Methods: Thirty females with an active myofascial trigger point of the upper trapezius muscle were randomly divided into two groups: dry needling with passive stretch (n=15) and passive stretch alone (n=15). They received 5 sessions of the intervention for three weeks. The outcomes were pain intensity and pain pressure threshold. Every outcome was recorded at baseline and 2 days after the fifth session. 
Results: Significant improvement in pain and pain pressure threshold was observed in both groups (P=0.0001) after the treatment. The results of the independent t-test showed a significant difference in measurements between the dry needling and passive stretch groups (P<0.05). 
Conclusion: Dry needling with passive stretch can be more effective on pain and pain pressure threshold than passive stretching alone in short term in women with nonspecific neck pain.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physiotherapy
Received: 2021/01/29 | Accepted: 2021/04/30 | Published: 2021/08/7

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