Percutaneous Electrolysis Versus Dry Needling in Levator Scapulae

2019-11-14 17:39:52 | BioPortfolio


The objective will be to determine the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided percutaneous electrolysis versus ultrasound-guided dry needling in active myofascial trigger points of the levator scapulae muscle on pain intensity, disability and range of motion. A randomized clinical trial will be carried out. Forty patients with at least one active myofascial trigger point in the levator scapulae muscle were recruited and divided into ultrasound-guided percutaneous electrolysis (n = 20) and ultrasound-guided dry needling (n=20). Pain intensity, disability and range of motion will measured before, immediately after and 1 week after intervention.

Study Design


Trigger Point Pain, Myofascial


Percutaneous electrolysis, Dry needling


Fisiofuenla SLP


Not yet recruiting


Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-14T17:39:52-0500

Clinical Trials [1822 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Dry Needling and Low-level Laser Therapy to Treat Myofascial Pain

Myofascial Pain is a clinical condition of myalgic pain characterized mainly by the presence of Myofascial Trigger Points. Trigger points can be active or latent and they are described as ...

The Effects of Dry Needling on the Superficial Neck Musculature

The term myofascial pain refers to the existence of myofascial trigger points (MTP), which are defined as hypersensitive points in a tense band of skeletal muscle, which can cause referred...

Dry Needling and Bobath Treatment Clinical Effects Focused on Stroke Patients

The investigators aim to determine if dry needling technique in a non myofascial trigger point area generate the same spasticity, function and pain answers as carrying it out in a myofasci...

A Study to Determine the Tissue Properties, Vascular Physiology and Biochemical Milieu of Myofascial Trigger Points

Determine the effect of dry needling using a 32 gauge needle on active trigger points in subjects with chronic myofascial pain. Participants will receive treatment for active trigger poin...

Ischemic Compression on Post-needling Soreness

Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are identified through physical examination as hypersensitive spots within taut bands of skeletal muscle, painful on compression, triggering characteristi...

PubMed Articles [8910 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

A systematic review of manual therapy techniques, dry cupping and dry needling in the reduction of myofascial pain and myofascial trigger points.

Myofascial pain with myofascial triggers are common musculoskeletal complaints. Popular treatments include manual therapy, dry needling, and dry cupping. The purpose of this systematic review was to c...

Randomized Trial on Comparison of the Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling in Myofascial Trigger Points.

The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy and dry needling in the treatment of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle.

Effects of myofascial trigger point dry cupping on pain and function in patients with plantar heel pain: A randomized controlled trial.

To investigate the effects of dry cupping on calf muscle myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) on pain and function in patients with plantar heel pain.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of onabotulinumtoxinA trigger point injections for myofascial pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain is estimated to effect 15% of women, and onabotulinumtoxinA is used to treat a variety of pain disorders. However, the data on the use of onabotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of women with...

Effects of dry needling in HIP muscles in patients with HIP osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial.

Dry needling (DN) in active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) is effective to reduce pain, increase range of motion (ROM) and improve physical function in different musculoskeletal disorders. However,...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Muscular pain in numerous body regions that can be reproduced by pressure on trigger points, localized hardenings in skeletal muscle tissue. Pain is referred to a location distant from the trigger points. A prime example is the TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME.

Percutaneous excision of a herniated or displaced intervertebral disk by posterolateral approach, always remaining outside the spinal canal. Percutaneous nucleotomy was first described by Hijikata in Japan in 1975. In 1985 Onik introduced automated percutaneous nucleotomy which consists in percutaneous aspiration of the nucleus pulposus. It is carried out under local anesthesia, thus reducing the surgical insult and requiring brief hospitalization, often performed on an outpatient basis. It appears to be a well-tolerated alternative to surgical diskectomy and chymopapain nucleolysis.

A family of percutaneous techniques that are used to manage CORONARY OCCLUSION, including standard balloon angioplasty (PERCUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY), the placement of intracoronary STENTS, and atheroablative technologies (e.g., ATHERECTOMY; ENDARTERECTOMY; THROMBECTOMY; PERCUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL LASER ANGIOPLASTY). PTCA was the dominant form of PCI, before the widespread use of stenting.

Surgical removal of large KIDNEY CALCULI by means of a percutaneous nephroscope which is passed into the KIDNEY PELVIS through a track created in the patient's back.

Excision, in part or whole, of an intervertebral disk. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.

More From BioPortfolio on "Percutaneous Electrolysis Versus Dry Needling in Levator Scapulae"

Quick Search

Relevant Topics

Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...

Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...

An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...

Searches Linking to this Trial