Needling the needy for pain erasure


1.Dryneedling of the trapezius muscle in office workers with neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.

Cerezo-Téllez E, Lacomba MT, Fuentes-Gallardo I, Mayoral Del Moral O, Rodrigo-Medina B, Gutiérrez Ortega C.J Man ManipTher. 2016 Sep;24(4):223-32

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2.Comparison of the Efficacy of DryNeedling and High-Power Pain Threshold Ultrasound Therapy with Clinical Status and Sonoelastography in Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

Aridici R, Yetisgin A, Boyaci A, Tutoglu A, Bozdogan E, Sen Dokumaci D, Kilicaslan N, Boyaci N.Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Aug 2

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3.Effectiveness of dryneedling for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomized, single-blinded, clinical trial.

Lacomba M, Fuentes-Gallardo I, Perez-Muñoz M, Mayoral-Del-Moral O et al.Pain.2016 Sep;157(9):1905-1

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4.PERTINENT DRYNEEDLING CONSIDERATIONS FOR MINIMIZING ADVERSE EFFECTS - PART ONE.Halle JS, Halle RJ

Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;11(4):651-62

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5.Effects of dryneedling to the symptomatic versus control shoulder in patients with unilateral subacromial pain syndrome.

Koppenhaver S, Embry R, Ciccarello J, Man Ther. 2016 Jul 21; 26:62-69

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6. The Role of Psychological Factors in the Perception of Post Needling Soreness and the Influence of Post Needling Intervention.

Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, López-López A, González Gutiérrez JL, Pecos-Martín D, PM R. 2016 Aug 1. pii: S1934-1482(16)30812-7

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7.Immediate and short-term effects of the combination of dryneedling and percutaneous TENS on post-needling soreness in patients with chronic myofascial neck pain

León-Hernández JV, Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Braz J Phys Ther. 2016 Jul 11

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8.Effects of dryneedling (DNHS technique) on the contractile properties of spastic muscles in a patient with stroke: a case report

Calvo S, Quintero I, Herrero P.Int J Rehabil Res. 2016 Jun 29

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9.Impact of Needle Diameter on Long-Term DryNeedling Treatment of Chronic Lumbar Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

Wang G, Gao Q, Li J, Tian Y, Hou J.Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jul;95(7):483-94

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10. Evaluation of the Sympathetic Skin Response to the DryNeedlingTreatment in Female Myofascial Pain Syndrome Patients.

Ozden AV, Alptekin HK, J Clin Med Res. 2016 Jul;8(7):513-8

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11. Beneficial Effects of DryNeedling for Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain Persist for 6 Weeks After Treatment Completion.

Gerber LH, Sikdar S, PM R. 2016 Jun 11. pii: S1934-1482(16)30180-0

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12. Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and myofascial trigger needling: The same stimulation points?

Liu L, Skinner MA,ComplementTher Med. 2016 Jun;26:28-32

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13.Effect of DryNeedling on Spasticity, Shoulder Range of Motion, and Pressure Pain Sensitivity in Patients With Stroke: A Crossover Study

Mendigutia-Gómez A, Martín-Hernández C, Salom-Moreno J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C.J Manipulative PhysiolTher. 2016 Jun;39(5):348-58

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14.ACUTE EFFECTS OF DRYNEEDLING ON POSTERIOR SHOULDER TIGHTNESS. A CASE REPORT

Passigli S, Plebani G, Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Apr;11(2):254-63

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15. A New Perspective of Neuromyopathy to Explain Intractable Pancreatic Cancer Pains; DryNeedling as an Effective Adjunct to Neurolytic Blocks.

Vas L, Phanse S, Pai R.Indian J Palliat Care. 2016 Jan-Mar;22(1):85-93

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16.Effectiveness of trigger point dryneedling for multiple body regions: a systematic review

Boyles R, Fowler R, Ramsey D, J Man ManipTher. 2015 Dec;23(5):276-93

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17.Effectiveness of dryneedling on reducing pain intensity in patients with myofascial pain syndrome: A Meta-analysis

Rodríguez-Mansilla J, González-Sánchez B, De Toro García Á, Valera-DonosoJ Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Feb;36(1):1-13

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18. Dryneedling in subjects with muscular trigger points in the lower quarter: a systematic review.

MorihisaR, Eskew, McNamara, Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Feb;11(1):1-14

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19. DryNeedling on the Infraspinatus Latent and Active Myofascial Trigger Points in Older Adults With Nonspecific Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Calvo-Lobo C, Pacheco-da-Costa S, Martínez-Martínez J, Rodríguez-SanzD, JGeriatr Phys Ther. 2016 Jan 15

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20.Complex Regional Pain Syndrome-Type 1 Presenting as deQuervain'sStenosing Tenosynovitis

Vas L, Pai R.Pain Physician. 2016 Jan;19(1):E227-3

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21. Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography in CRPS: Assessment of Muscles Before and After Motor Function Recovery with DryNeedling as the Sole Treatment.

Vas LC, Pai R, Pattnaik M.Pain Physician. 2016 Jan;19(1):E163-79

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22.Trigger point dryneedling versus strain-counterstrain technique for upper trapezius myofascial trigger points: A RCT.

Segura-Ortí E, Prades-Vergara S, Acupunct Med. 2016 Jun;34(3):171-7

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23. Comparison of DryNeedling versus Orthopedic Manual Therapy in Patients with Myofascial Chronic Neck Pain: A Single-Blind, Randomized Pilot Study.

Campa-Moran I, Rey-Gudin E, Fernández-Carnero J, Paris-AlemanyA, Pain Res Treat. 2015;2015:327307

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24.The clinical impact of platelet-rich plasma on tendinopathy compared to placebo or dryneedling injections: A meta-analysis

Tsikopoulos K, Tsikopoulos I, Phys Ther Sport. 2016 Jan;17:87-94

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25.Dryneedling versus acupuncture: the ongoing debate.

Zhou K, Ma Y, Brogan MS.Acupunct Med. 2015 Dec;33(6):485-90

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26.Novel Use of Ultrasound Elastography to Quantify Muscle Tissue Changes After DryNeedling of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients With Chronic Myofascial Pain

Turo D, Otto P, Hossain M, J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Dec;34(12):2149-61

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27. Postneedling soreness after deep dryneedling of a latent myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle: Characteristics, sex differences and associated factors.

Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A, Rodríguez-Fernández ÁL, Fernandez-Carnero J.J Back MusculoskeletRehabil. 2015 Sep 6

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28.The immediate effect of dryneedling on multifidus muscles' function in healthy individuals

Dar G, Hicks GE.J Back MusculoskeletRehabil. 2015 Sep 6

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29.Effectiveness of dryneedling, stretching, and strengthening to reduce pain and improve function in subjects with chronic lateral hip and thigh pain: a retrospective case series

Pavkovich R.Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Aug;10(4):540-51

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30.Dryneedling for the management of thoracic spine pain

Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Layton M, Dommerholt J.J Man ManipTher. 2015 Jul;23(3):147-53

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31. The effect of the combination of dryneedling and MET on latent trigger point upper trapezius in females.

YeganehLari A, Okhovatian F, Man Ther. 2016 Feb;21:204-9

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32.Validation and Test-Retest Reliability of New Thermographic Technique Called Thermovision Technique of DryNeedling for Gluteus Minimus Trigger Points in Sciatica Subjects and TrPs-Negative Healthy Volunteers

Skorupska E, Rychlik M, Samborski W. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:546497

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33. Neuroscience education in addition to trigger point dryneedling for the management of patients with mechanical chronic low back pain: A preliminary clinical trial.

Téllez-García M, de-la-Llave-Rincón AI, Salom-Moreno J, Palacios-CeñaM, J BodywMovTher. 2015 Jul;19(3):464-72

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34.Baseline Examination Factors Associated With Clinical Improvement After DryNeedling in Individuals With Low Back Pain

Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Smith RW, Booker JM, Walkup ID, Su J, Hebert JJ, Flynn T.J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Aug;45(8):604-1

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35.DRYNEEDLING FOR MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT PAIN: A CLINICAL COMMENTARY

Unverzagt C, Berglund K, J.Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jun;10(3):402-18

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36.Trigger Point DryNeedling and Proprioceptive Exercises for the Management of Chronic Ankle Instability: A RCT

Salom-Moreno J, Ayuso-Casado B, Tamaral-Costa B, Sánchez-MiláZ, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015

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37.Changes in lumbar multifidus muscle function and nociceptive sensitivity in low back pain patient responders versus non-responders after dryneedling treatment

Koppenhaver SL, Walker MJ, Su J, Man Ther. 2015 Dec;20(6):769-76

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38. Effectiveness of dry needling for upper-quarter myofascial pain.

A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kietrys DM, Palombaro KM, Azzaretto E, Hubler R, Schaller B, Schlussel JM, Tucker M: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Sep;43(9):620-34
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39. Probable mechanisms of needling therapies for myofascial pain control.

Chou LW, Kao MJ, Lin JG: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:705327
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40. Dry needling — Peripheral and Central considerations

Jan Dommerholt: J Man Manip Ther. 2011 November; 19(4): 223–227
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41. Efficacy of Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling in the Prevention of Pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty:

A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trail. Orlando Mayoral, Isabel Salvat, et al : Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 694941
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42. The effect of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial.

Tekin L, Akarsu S, Durmuş O, Cakar E, Dinçer U, Kıralp MZ: Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Mar; 32(3):309-
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43. Evidence for the use of dry needling and physiotherapy in the management of cervicogenic or tension-type headache: A systemic review.

France S, Bown J, Nowosilskyj M, Mott M, Rand S, Walters J: Cephalalgia. 2014 Oct; 34(12):994-1003.
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44. Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling for Plantar Heel Pain. A Randomized Controlled Trial:

Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB: Phys Ther. 2014 Aug;94(8):1083-94
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45. Treatment of Temporomandibular Myofascial Pain with Deep Dry Needling.

Gonzalez-Perez LM, Infante-Cossio P, Granados-Nuñez M, Urresti-Lopez FJ: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2012 Sep 1; 17(5):e781-5
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46. Short-term effects of dry needling of active myofascial trigger points in the masseter muscle in patients with temporomandibular disorders

Fernández-Carnero J, La Touche R, Ortega-Santiago R, Galan-del-Rio F, et al: J Orofac Pain. 2010 Winter;24(1):106-12.
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47. Dry Needling: A literature review with implications for clinical practice guidelines.

Dunning J, Butts R, Mourad F, Young I, Flannagan S, Perreault T: Phys Ther Rev. 2014 Aug;19 (4):252-265
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48. Physiologic effects of Dry Needling.

Cagnie B1, Dewitte V, Barbe T, Timmermans F, Delrue N, Meeus M Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Aug; 17(8):348.
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49. Trigger Point Needling: Techniques and Outcome.

Vulfsons S, Ratmansky M, Kalichman L: Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2012 Oct; 16(5):407-12.
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50. Neuromuscular damage and repair after dry needing in mice.

Domingo A, Mayoral O, Monterde S, Santage MM: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013, 2013: 260806
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51. Dry Needle Stimulation of Myofascial Trigger Points evokes segmental anti-nociceptive effects.

Srbely JZ, Dickey JP, Lee D, Lowerison M: J Rehabil Med. 2010 May;42(5):463-8
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52. Dry needling to a key myofascial trigger point may reduce the irritability of satellite MTrPs.

Hsieh YL1, Kao MJ, Kuan TS, Chen SM, Chen JT, Hong CZ : Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 May;86 (5):397-403.
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53. Efficacy of Deep Dry Needling on Latent Myofascial Older Adults with Nonspecific Shoulder Pain: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Pilot Study.

Calvo-Lobo C1, Pacheco-da-Costa S, Hita-Herranz E
J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Mar 19.
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54. Effectiveness of dry needling on the lower trapezius in patients with mechanical neck pain: A randomized controlled trial.

Pecos-Martín D1, Montañez-Aguilera FJ2 et al.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 May; 96(5):775-81
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55. Effectiveness of Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Points Associated With Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Liu L1, Huang QM2, Liu QG1, Ye G3, Bo CZ1, Chen MJ1, Li P4.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 May;96(5):944-955
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56. Intensive vasodilatation in the sciatic pain area after dry needling.

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Mar 20;15(1):72.
Skorupska E1, Rychlik M2, Samborski W3.
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57. Ischemic Compression After Dry Needling of a Latent Myofascial Trigger Point Reduces Postneedling Soreness Intensity and Duration

PM R. 2015 Mar 31. pii: S1934-1482(15)00173-2
Martín-Pintado-Zugasti A1, Pecos-Martin D2, et al.
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58. Dry needling for management of pain in the upper quarter and craniofacial region.

Kietrys DM1, Palombaro KM, Mannheimer JS.
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014;18(8):437.
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59. Dry-needling and exercise for chronic whiplash-associated disorders: a randomized single-blind placebo-controlled trial.

Sterling M1, Vicenzino B, Souvlis T, Connelly LB.
Pain. 2015 Apr;156(4):635-43.
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60. Tendon needling for treatment of tendinopathy: A systematic review.

Krey D1, Borchers J, McCamey K.
Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Feb;43(1):80-6.
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61. Inclusion of trigger point dry needling in a multimodal physical therapy program for postoperative shoulder pain: a randomized clinical trial.

Arias-Buría JL, Valero-Alcaide R, Cleland JA, et al.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Mar-Apr;38(3):179-87.
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62. Dry Needling Alters Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle and Reduces Pain in Subjects With Chronic Myofascial Pain.

Gerber LH, Shah J, Rosenberger W, et al.
PM R. 2015 Feb 4. pii: S1934-1482(15)00052-0.
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63. Dry needling for the treatment of poststroke muscle spasticity: a prospective case report.

Ansari NN1, Naghdi S1, Fakhari Z1, Radinmehr H1, Hasson S2.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2015;36(1):61-5.
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64. Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: A prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists.

Brady S1, McEvoy J2, Dommerholt J3, Doody C1.
J Man Manip Ther. 2014 Aug;22(3):134-40.
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65. The effect of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle.

Ziaeifar M1, Arab AM2, Karimi N3, Nourbakhsh MR4.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014 Apr;18(2):298-305.
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66. Trigger point dry needling as an adjunct treatment for a patient with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

Clewley D1, Flynn TW, Koppenhaver S.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Feb;44(2):92-101.
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67. A History of Dry Needling.

David Legge
Journal of Muscskel Pain, Sep 2014, Vol. 22, No. 3 : Pages 301-307
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68. Adverse events following trigger point dry needling: A prospective survey of chartered physiotherapists.

Brady S1, McEvoy J2, Dommerholt J3, Doody C1.
J Man Manip Ther. 2014
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