Pain and Neck Dysfunction Following Dry Needling With and Without Intramuscular Electrical Stimulus.

2019-08-20 20:17:10 | BioPortfolio


Participants will be 18-59 years old who are recruited through a convenience sample from the UMHB/Belton community. There will be a randomized control trial consisting of three groups. Each participant will be assigned based on their order of entry to the study group assignment and then randomly organized via computer generation into 3 groups of 20 participants including a control group, a dry needling group (DN), and a dry needling E-stim group (DN-ES), resulting in approximately 60 total participants. Participants in the DN and DN-ES groups will be treated four times; at weeks 0, 2, 4 and 6 of the study. Data will be collected at weeks 4, 6 and 12 in all groups.


Interventions per group:

Control: none

DN: 20-30 seconds of DN per trigger point in each involved trapezius muscle, needles rest in situ 10 min, needles removed.

DN-ES: 20-30 seconds of DN per trigger point (TrP) in each involved trapezius muscle, DC ES attached to needles crossing the most reactive TrP and current set to strong, but comfortable intensity at 10 MHz for 10 min, needles removed.

Study Design


Neck Pain


Dry Needling (DN), Dry needling with Intramuscular electrical stimulation (DNES)


Not yet recruiting


University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-20T20:17:10-0400

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