Abstract
SUPERFICIAL DRY NEEDLING AS AN ADJUNCT THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF TRIGGER POINT IN TRAPEZIUS MUSCLE IN YOUNG ADULT INDIVIDUALS

Dr. Shivani Chowdhury Salian* and Sumakshi Agarwal

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of superficial dry needling as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of trigger point in trapezius muscle. Comparing electro-neurophysiological effects between patients treated with superficial dry needling and exercise and exercise alone. Method and methodology: A prospective, case control study was designed and conducted in two parts. In the first part of the study; patients with upper trapezius MTrPs and asymptomatic subjects were included for comparison of base parameters to establish the clinical difference between them for parameters of pain intensity (VAS), pressure pain tolerance (PPT), decremental percentage and SDC parameters. Part two of the study comprised the patients with upper trapezius MTrPs as the experimental group.. This group was divided into two sub-groups; one treated with one session of combination of superficial dry needling with exercise (n=30) and second, only exercise (n=30). The primary outcome measures were SDC (sensory and motor rheobase and chronaxie) and RNS response presented as decremental percentage. Data was collected at baseline, immediate effect and post 48hrs after intervention. Results: At the baseline rheobase and pain pressure tolerance, was lesser in trigger point subjects as compared to asymptomatic subjects (p<0.05); decremental percentage (RNS response) was higher in subjects with trigger point in trapezius group as compared to the asymptomatic volunteers. Moreover, post treatment parameters recorded immediately and 48 hours post treatment yielded a higher Pain pressure tolerance and sensory rheobase in the patients treated with dry needling, sensory chronaxie values and decremental percentage values showed an increase immediately post treatment however 48 hours after treatment there was a drop in the values in patients with dry needling. Conclusion: Superficial dry needling is a safe and an effective physiotherapy tool for treatment of trigger points.

Keywords: superficial dry needling, trigger point, SDC, pain pressure tolerance, decrement, trapezius.


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