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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098584/interrater-agreement-of-manual-palpation-for-identification-of-myofascial-trigger-points-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alasdair T L Rathbone, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Dinesh A Kumbhare
OBJECTIVE: To achieve a statistical estimate of the agreement of manual palpation for identification of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) and secondarily to investigate potential factors impacting the agreement of this technique. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE(R) and Embase for studies examining the reproducibility of manual palpation for the identification of MTrPs from the year 2007 to present. In addition, we utilized studies identified by 2 comprehensive systematic reviews that covered the period before 2007...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025371/prevalence-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-in-chronic-non-specific-neck-pain-a-population-based-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres-Lacomba, Orlando Mayoral-Del Moral, Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez, Jan Dommerholt, Carlos Gutiérrez-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific neck pain is a frequent complaint. It is a recognized medical and socioeconomic problem and a frequent cause of job absenteeism. In recent years, case reports about myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) are emerging among patients suffering from pain. MPS is a regional pain syndrome characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in palpable taut bands of skeletal muscle that refer pain to a distance, and that can cause distant motor and autonomic effects. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of active and latent MTrPs in subjects suffering from chronic non-specific neck pain...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990302/does-deep-cervical-flexor-muscle-training-affect-pain-pressure-thresholds-of-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pavlos Bobos, Evdokia Billis, Dimitra-Tania Papanikolaou, Constantinos Koutsojannis, Joy C MacDermid
Background. We need to understand more about how DNF performs in different contexts and whether it affects the pain threshold over myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). Purpose. The objectives were to investigate the effect of neck muscles training on disability and pain and on pain threshold over MTrPs in people with chronic neck pain. Methods. Patients with chronic neck pain were eligible for participation with a Neck Disability Index (NDI) score of over 5/50 and having at least one MTrP on either levator scapulae, upper trapezoid, or splenius capitis muscle...
2016: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956818/a-comparison-between-different-modes-of-real-time-sonoelastography-in-visualizing-myofascial-trigger-points-in-low-back-muscles
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Mary Kamal Nassif Takla, Naglaa Mohamed Abdel Razek, Omaima Kattabei, Marzouk Abdel Fattah El-Lythy
OBJECTIVE: Currently, there is a lack of objective means to quantify myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) and their core features. Our research compares (1) MTrPs and surrounding myofascial tissue using two-dimensional grayscale ultrasound (2DGSUS) and vibration sonoelastography (VSE); (2) the accuracy of both modes in visualizing MTrPs; (3) 'active' and 'latent' MTrPs, using VSE; and (4) the accuracy of both modes in visualizing deep and superficially located MTrPs. METHODS: Fifty participants with more than two MTrPs in their quadratus lumborum, longissimus thoracis, piriformis, and gluteus medius muscles were assigned to an active MTrP (low back pain) group or a latent (currently pain free) MTrP group...
December 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937046/contribution-of-dry-needling-to-individualized-physical-therapy-treatment-of-shoulder-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sara Pérez-Palomares, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Ana Pérez-Palomares, Elena Gaspar-Calvo, Marina Pérez-Benito, Elena López-Lapeña, Maria Luisa de la Torre-Beldarraín, Rosa Magallón-Botaya
Study Design Multicenter, parallel randomized clinical trial. Background Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are implicated in shoulder pain and functional limitations. An intervention intended to treat MTrPs is dry needling. Objectives To investigate the effectiveness of dry needling in addition to evidence-based personalized physical therapy treatment in the treatment of shoulder pain. Methods One hundred twenty patients with nonspecific shoulder pain were randomly allocated into 2 parallel groups: (1) personalized, evidencebased physical therapy treatment; and (2) trigger point dry needling in addition to personalized, evidence-based physical therapy treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816210/interrater-reliability-in-the-clinical-evaluation-of-myofascial-trigger-points-in-three-ankle-muscles
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David Rodríguez Sanz, César Calvo Lobo, Daniel López López, Carlos Romero Morales, Carlos Sosa Marín, Irene Sanz Corbalán
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate interrater reliability in the diagnosis of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the tibialis anterior, peroneus brevis, and extensor digitorum longus muscles. METHODS: A reliability research study was performed. Three physical therapists with clinical experience in myofascial pain functioned as raters and randomly and bilaterally evaluated the ankles of 40 subjects in the Madrid public health care system. The absence or presence of MTrPs, nodules in taut bands, patterns of referred pain, local twitch response (LTR), and jump-sign were evaluated...
November 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814857/the-influence-of-positional-release-therapy-on-the-myofascial-trigger-points-of-the-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-computer-users
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M Mohammadi Kojidi, F Okhovatian, A Rahimi, A A Baghban, H Azimi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of Positional Release Therapy (PRT) in computer users via latent trigger points (LTrPs) of the upper trapezius muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight women with the upper trapezius MTrPs participated in this study. Subjects were randomly classified into two groups (14 in each group): the subjects in the Group 1 received PRT in shortened position while those in the group 2 received sham control in the neutral position of the upper trapezius muscle...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697769/effects-of-myofascial-trigger-point-dry-needling-in-patients-with-sleep-bruxism-and-temporomandibular-disorders-a-prospective-case-series
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Paloma María Blasco-Bonora, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of deep dry needling (DN) of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) of the masseter and temporalis on pain, pressure pain threshold (PPT), pain-free maximal jaw opening and temporomandibular disorder (TMD)-related disability in patients with sleep bruxism (SB) and myofascial TMD. METHODS: Seventeen subjects (11 women, 6 men) aged 39±13 years (range 23-66) diagnosed with SB and myofascial TMD were invited to participate in this prospective case series study...
October 3, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697768/therapeutic-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
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Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are major pain generators in myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling (DN) is an effective method for the treatment of MTrPs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with upper trapezius MTrPs. METHODS: This was a prospective, clinical trial study of 20 patients with upper trapezius MTrPs and 20 healthy volunteers (matched for height, weight, body mass index and age), all of whom received one session of DN...
October 3, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670864/short-term-effects-of-traditional-thai-massage-on-electromyogram-muscle-tension-and-pain-among-patients-with-upper-back-pain-associated-with-myofascial-trigger-points
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Vitsarut Buttagat, Thitipong Narktro, Kamonporn Onsrira, Chaithawat Pobsamai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of traditional Thai massage (TTM) on electromyographic (EMG) activity, muscle tension and pain intensity in patients with upper back pain associated with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). DESIGN: A single-blind, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: The Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. INTERVENTION: Fifty patients were randomly assigned to receive a 30-min session of either TTM or control (sham microwave diathermy)...
October 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634067/quantification-of-dry-needling-on-myofascial-trigger-points-using-a-novel-ultrasound-method-a-study-protocol
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Navid Taheri, Asghar Rezasoltani, Farshad Okhovatian, Mehdi Karami, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Hosein Kouhzad Mohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a neuromuscular dysfunction consisting of both motor and sensory abnormalities. Considering the high prevalence of MPS and its related disabilities and costs, this study was designed to determine the reliability of new ultrasonographic indexes of the upper trapezius muscle as well as the sensitivity and specificity of 2D ultrasound imaging for diagnostic purposes. Furthermore, we sought to evaluate the effectiveness of dry needling (DN) on studied ultrasonographic indexes...
July 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582622/dry-needling-of-the-trapezius-muscle-in-office-workers-with-neck-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#12
Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres Lacomba, Isabel Fuentes-Gallardo, Orlando Mayoral Del Moral, Beatriz Rodrigo-Medina, Carlos Gutiérrez Ortega
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a frequent complaint in office workers. This pain can be caused by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the trapezius muscle. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of deep dry needling (DDN) of active MTrPs in the trapezius muscle. METHODS: A randomized, single blinded clinical trial was carried out at the Physical Therapy Department at Physiotherapy in Women's Health Research Group at Physical Therapy Department of University of Alcalá, in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410163/immediate-and-short-term-effects-of-the-combination-of-dry-needling-and-percutaneous-tens-on-post-needling-soreness-in-patients-with-chronic-myofascial-neck-pain
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Jose V León-Hernández, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti, Laura G Frutos, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego, Ana I de la Llave-Rincón, Josue Fernandez-Carnero
Background: Dry needling (DN) and percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) are widely used techniques in the treatment of myofascial pain. Objective: To investigate the immediate and short-term effects of the combination of DN and PENS compared to DN alone on the upper trapezius muscle. Method: This is a 72-hour follow-up single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Sixty-two volunteer patients with chronic myofascial neck pain with active Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrPs) in the upper trapezius muscle were recruited...
July 11, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389114/auto-targeted-neurostimulation-is-not-superior-to-placebo-in-chronic-low-back-pain-a-fourfold-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maria Encarnación Aguilar Ferrándiz, Jo Nijs, Yori Gidron, Nathalie Roussel, Rob Vanderstraeten, Dries Van Dyck, Eva Huysmans, Margot De Kooning
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are common in people with musculoskeletal pain and may play a role in chronic nonspecific low back pain (CLBP). One of the potential treatments of MTrPs is the Nervomatrix Soleve® auto-targeted neurostimulation device, providing targeted transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to MTrPs in the lower back muscles. To date, no controlled studies have evaluated the effectiveness of this device for the pain management of this population...
July 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379178/the-immediate-effect-of-multiple-mechanical-impulses-on-electromyography-and-pressure-pain-threshold-of-lumbar-latent-trigger-points-an-experimental-study
#15
Bert Ameloot, Jeff Bagust
BACKGROUND: Myofascial pain is a common syndrome, which has not been studied extensively in the low back. Despite a variety of manual and instrument assisted interventions available, little work has targeted the possible effects of fast mechanical impulses on myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) on its sensitivity and electrical activity. The purpose of this experimental study was to quantify the immediate effect of one session of mechanical impulses to lumbar latent MTrPs and to normal muscle tissue with pressure pain threshold (PPT) and surface electromyography (sEMG) as outcome measures...
2016: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352085/brain-structural-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-myofascial-pain
#16
D M Niddam, S-H Lee, Y-T Su, R-C Chan
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are a highly prevalent source of musculoskeletal pain. Prolonged ongoing nociceptive input from MTrPs may lead to maladaptive changes in the central nervous system. It remains, however, unknown whether pain from MTrPs is associated with brain atrophy. In addition, stress, which may contribute to the formation of MTrPs, is also known to affect brain structures. Here, we address whether structural brain changes occur in patients with chronic pain originating from MTrPs and whether such changes are related to pain or stress...
June 28, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330152/prevalence-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-in-chronic-non-specific-neck-pain-a-population-based-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
#17
Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres-Lacomba, Orlando Mayoral-Del Moral, Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez, Jan Dommerholt, Carlos Gutiérrez-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific neck pain is a frequent complaint. It is a recognized medical and socioeconomic problem and a frequent cause of job absenteeism. In recent years, case reports about myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) are emerging among patients suffering from pain. MPS is a regional pain syndrome characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in palpable taut bands of skeletal muscle that refer pain to a distance, and that can cause distant motor and autonomic effects. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of active and latent MTrPs in subjects suffering from chronic non-specific neck pain...
June 20, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297448/beneficial-effects-of-dry-needling-for-treatment-of-chronic-myofascial-pain-persist-for-6-weeks-after-treatment-completion
#18
Lynn H Gerber, Siddhartha Sikdar, Jacqueline V Aredo, Katee Armstrong, William F Rosenberger, Hui Shao, Jay P Shah
BACKGROUND: Dry needling is an effective treatment for reducing pain associated with active myofascial trigger points (a-MTrPs) in the short term. The duration of the benefits of this treatment have not been fully assessed. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the benefits of dry needling (DN) of a-MTrPs are sustained 6 weeks posttreatment. DESIGN: Follow-up of a prospective study. SETTING: University. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 45 patients (13 male and 32 female) with cervical pain >3 months and a-MTrPs in the upper trapezius who completed 3 DN treatments and who were evaluated 6 weeks posttreatment...
June 11, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27143259/acupuncture-at-distant-myofascial-trigger-spots-enhances-endogenous-opioids-in-rabbits-a-possible-mechanism-for-managing-myofascial-pain
#19
Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Chang-Zern Hong, Szu-Yu Liu, Li-Wei Chou, Chen-Chia Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Acupuncture applied at myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) of distant anatomical regions, to reduce pain in a patient's area of primary complaint, is one strategy that is available to manage myofascial pain. However, the endogenous opioid-mediated analgesic mechanism of distant acupuncture associated with pain control is still unclear. This aims of this study were to evaluate the changes in enkephalin and β-endorphin in serum, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and muscle induced by acupuncture at distant myofascial trigger spots (MTrSs, similar to human MTrPs) in rabbits, to explore its underlying remote analgesic mechanism...
August 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26998387/evaluation-of-women-with-myofascial-abdominal-syndrome-based-on-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Andréia Mitidieri, Maria Beatriz Gurian, Ana Paula Silva, Kalil Tawasha, Omero Poli-Neto, Antônio Nogueira, Francisco Reis, Júlio Rosa-E-Silva
OBJECTIVES: This study used semiology based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to investigate vital energy (Qi) behavior in women with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). METHODS: Fifty women diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) secondary to AMPS were evaluated by using a questionnaire based on the theories of "yin-yang," "zang-fu", and "five elements". We assessed the following aspects of the illness: symptomatology; specific location of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs); onset, cause, duration and frequency of symptoms; and patient and family history...
December 2015: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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