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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713084/evalution-of-the-effectiveness-of-multimodal-approach-to-the-management-of-cervical-vertigo
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Olexandr A Jaroshevskyi, Oleksandr S Payenok, Anna V Logvinenko
INTRODUCTION: Vertigo is one of the most common complaints among patients consulting neurologists and general practitioners - family medicine. A special form of dizziness is cervical vertigo. However, the presence of chronic vertigo and imbalance in this group of patients makes it possible to include the treatment of vestibular rehabilitation in the program. AIM: Evalution of the effectiveness of multimodal approach to the management of cervical vertigo. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 109 patients aged from 18 to 45 with vertigo together with myofascial pain syndrome of neck and shoulder area were examined...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442701/a-case-of-trigger-point-injection-induced-hypokalemic-paralysis
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Paolo K Soriano, Mukul Bhattarai, Carrie N Vogler, Tamer H Hudali
BACKGROUND Trigger-point injection (TPI) therapy is an effective modality for symptomatic treatment of myofascial pain. Serious adverse effects are rarely observed. In this report, we present the case of a 39-year-old man who experienced severe, transient hypokalemic paralysis in the context of TPI therapy with methylprednisolone, bupivacaine, and epinephrine. He was successfully treated with electrolyte replacement in a closely monitored setting. CASE REPORT A 39-year-old man with no past medical history except for chronic left hip pain from a work-related injury received a TPI with methylprednisolone and bupivacaine...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301865/additional-effect-of-static-ultrasound-and-diadynamic-currents-on-myofascial-trigger-points-in-a-manual-therapy-program-for-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Girasol, Fabiana Rodrigues Cancio Dias, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
OBJECTIVE: To assess the additional effect of static ultrasound and diadynamic currents on myofascial trigger points in a manual therapy program to treat individuals with chronic neck pain. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized trial was conducted. Both men and women, between ages 18 and 45, with chronic neck pain and active myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius were included in the study. Subjects were assigned to 3 different groups: group 1 (n = 20) was treated with manual therapy; group 2 (n = 20) was treated with manual therapy and static ultrasound; group 3 (n = 20) was treated with manual therapy and diadynamic currents...
April 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167175/effect-of-melt-method-on-thoracolumbar-connective-tissue-the-full-study
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Faria Sanjana, Hans Chaudhry, Thomas Findley
Altered connective tissue structure has been identified in adults with chronic low back pain (LBP). A self-care treatment for managing LBP is the MELT method. The MELT method is a hands-off, self-treatment that is said to alleviate chronic pain, release tension and restore mobility, utilizing specialized soft treatments balls, soft body roller and techniques mimicking manual therapy. The objective of this study was to determine whether thickness of thoracolumbar connective tissue and biomechanical and viscoelastic properties of myofascial tissue in the low back region change in subjects with chronic LBP as a result of MELT...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26633587/immediate-effects-of-core-stability-exercises-and-clinical-massage-on-dynamic-balance-performance-of-patients-with-chronic-specific-low-back-pain
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Athanasios Trampas, Anastasia Mpeneka, Vivian Malliou, George Godolias, Periklis Vlachakis
CONTEXT: Previous studies showed improved dynamic-balance (DB) performance after core-stability (CS) exercises in populations with chronic low back pain. Although clinical massage plus exercise is likely to better enhance analgesia than exercise alone, its efficacy on balance remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immediate effects of CS exercises plus myofascial trigger-point (MTrP) therapy in comparison with CS exercises alone on DB performance, pressure-pain threshold (PPT), and cross-sectional area of active MTrPs in patients with clinical instability of the lumbar spine and chronic myofascial pain syndrome...
November 2015: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25474502/immediate-effects-of-core-stability-exercises-and-clinical-massage-on-dynamic-balance-performance-of-patients-with-chronic-specific-low-back-pain
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Athanasios Trampas, Anastasia Mpeneka, Vivian Malliou, George Godolias, Periklis Vlachakis
CONTEXT: Previous studies showed improved dynamic-balance (DB) performance after core-stability (CS) exercises in populations with chronic low back pain. Although clinical massage plus exercise is likely to better enhance analgesia than exercise alone, its efficacy on balance remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immediate effects of CS exercises plus myofascial trigger-point (MTrP) therapy in comparison with CS exercises alone on DB performance, pressure-pain threshold (PPT), and cross-sectional area of active MTrPs in patients with clinical instability of the lumbar spine and chronic myofascial pain syndrome...
November 2015: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24847788/guideline-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-multidisciplinary-review-by-the-dutch-orthopaedic-association
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REVIEW
Ron Diercks, Carel Bron, Oscar Dorrestijn, Carel Meskers, René Naber, Tjerk de Ruiter, Jaap Willems, Jan Winters, Henk Jan van der Woude
Treatment of "subacromial impingement syndrome" of the shoulder has changed drastically in the past decade. The anatomical explanation as "impingement" of the rotator cuff is not sufficient to cover the pathology. "Subacromial pain syndrome", SAPS, describes the condition better. A working group formed from a number of Dutch specialist societies, joined by the Dutch Orthopedic Association, has produced a guideline based on the available scientific evidence. This resulted in a new outlook for the treatment of subacromial pain syndrome...
June 2014: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24338700/an-update-on-botulinum-toxin-a-injections-of-trigger-points-for-myofascial-pain
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REVIEW
Jon Y Zhou, Dajie Wang
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common chronic pain condition that is characterized by distinct "trigger points." Despite current treatments with physical therapy, analgesics, anti-depressants and trigger-point injections, myofascial pain remains a challenging chronic pain condition in clinical practice. Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) can cause prolonged muscle relaxation through inhibition of acetylcholine release. It may offer some advantages over the current treatments for MPS by providing a longer sustained period of pain relief...
January 2014: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23743101/design-and-evaluation-of-a-wearable-self-applied-therapeutic-ultrasound-device-for-chronic-myofascial-pain
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
George K Lewis, Matthew D Langer, Charles R Henderson, Ralph Ortiz
Ultrasound therapy for pain and healing is a versatile treatment modality for musculoskeletal conditions that is used daily in rehabilitation clinics around the world. Our group designed and constructed a wearable, battery-operated, low-intensity therapeutic ultrasound (LITUS) device that patients could self-apply and operate during daily activity for up to 6 h. Thirty patients with chronic trapezius myofascial pain evaluated the LITUS system in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 10-d study under institutional review board approval...
August 2013: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21418047/ultrasound-guided-spinal-accessory-nerve-blockade-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-trapezius-muscle-related-myofascial-pain
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P Townsley, A Ravenscroft, N Bedforth
We report the first description of ultrasound-guided spinal accessory nerve blockade using single-shot and subsequently continuous infusion (via a perineural catheter) local anaesthetic techniques, for the diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain affecting the trapezius muscle. A 38-year-old man presented with a two-year history of incapacitating left suprascapular pain after a fall onto his outstretched hand. The history and clinical examination was suggestive of myofascial pain affecting the trapezius muscle...
May 2011: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/18992040/trigger-point-injections-for-chronic-non-malignant-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
N Ann Scott, Bing Guo, Pamela M Barton, Robert D Gerwin
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review assessed the available published evidence on the efficacy and safety of using trigger point injection (TPI) to treat patients with chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain that had persisted for at least 3 months. METHODS: All published systematic reviews or randomized controlled trials detailing the use of TPI in patients with chronic, non-malignant musculoskeletal pain (persisting for >3 months) were identified by systematically searching literature databases and the Websites of various health technology assessment agencies, research registers, and guidelines sites up to July 2006...
January 2009: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17636629/medicinal-and-injection-therapies-for-mechanical-neck-disorders
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REVIEW
P Peloso, A Gross, T Haines, K Trinh, C H Goldsmith, S Burnie
BACKGROUND: Controversy persists regarding medicinal therapies and injections. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of medication and injections on primary outcomes (e.g. pain) for adults with mechanical neck disorders and whiplash. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched CENTRAL, MANTIS, CINAHL from their start to May 2006; MEDLINE and EMBASE to December 2006. We scrutinised reference lists for other trials. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomised controlled trials with adults with neck disorders, with or without associated headache or radicular findings...
2007: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/11431299/randomised-trial-of-acupuncture-compared-with-conventional-massage-and-sham-laser-acupuncture-for-treatment-of-chronic-neck-pain
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
D Irnich, N Behrens, H Molzen, A König, J Gleditsch, M Krauss, M Natalis, E Senn, A Beyer, P Schöps
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain. DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Three outpatient departments in Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 177 patients aged 18-85 years with chronic neck pain. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly allocated to five treatments over three weeks with acupuncture (56), massage (60), or "sham" laser acupuncture (61)...
June 30, 2001: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/10678603/treatment-of-myofascial-pain
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
M Esenyel, N Caglar, T Aldemir
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound treatment and trigger point injections in combination with neck-stretching exercises on myofascial trigger points of the upper trapezius muscle. DESIGN: Depression and anxiety associated with chronic pain were assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale (TMAS). The study population comprised 102 patients who had myofascial trigger points in one side of the upper trapezius...
January 2000: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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