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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154261/electrical-impedance-of-the-torso-is-associated-with-the-pressure-pain-threshold-on-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Marília Artese Barros, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points are dysfunctional structures present in skeletal muscles and are related to sensory, motor, and autonomic changes. Despite scientific advances in recent decades in the measurement of musculoskeletal pain, evaluation of this clinical phenomenon is supported with instruments that, although valid and reliable, have a considerable degree of subjectivity. OBJECTIVE: To correlate electrical impedance of the upper limbs and torso with pain intensity, functional capacity, catastrophizing, pressure pain threshold, and skin temperature on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle of patients with neck pain...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154057/far-infrared-ray-patches-relieve-pain-and-improve-skin-sensitivity-in-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Yen-Ting Lai, Hsiang-Lin Chan, Shu-Huan Lin, Chih-Ching Lin, Szu-Yuan Li, Chih-Kuang Liu, Hao-Wei Teng, Wen-Sheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common disorder characterized by muscle pain if myofascial trigger points (MTrP) are stimulated. This study evaluated the effectiveness of far-infrared ray (FIR) patches in reducing the severity of pain in patients with MPS. METHODS: A double-blind, randomized controlled study involving 125 patients with MPS and 201 MTrPs located in the trapezius muscle. A FIR patch was applied to 98 MTrPs for 24h in the intervention group (61 patients) and a placebo patch was applied to 91 MTrPs in the control group (57 patients) at the end...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137729/the-shear-wave-elastic-modulus-and-the-increased-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-kb-p65-and-cyclooxygenase-2-cox-2-expression-in-the-area-of-myofascial-trigger-points-activated-in-a-rat-model-by-blunt-trauma-to-the-vastus-medialis
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Hengyong Lv, Zhen Li, Tiantian Hu, Yuexiang Wang, Jinpeng Wu, Yingxin Li
We aimed to elucidate the increased inflammatory cytokines expression such as nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB/p65), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCC) in the area of activated myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in a rat model by blunt trauma to the vastus medialis and to evaluate the feasibility of a quantitative analysis of muscle elastic modulus using shear wave elastography (SWE). Twelve 7-week-old male SD rats were divided into normal (NM, n = 6) and model groups (MO, n = 6)...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109233/advance-care-planning-for-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-preferences-and-practices
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Lea J Jabbarian, Marieke Zwakman, Agnes van der Heide, Marijke C Kars, Daisy J A Janssen, Johannes J van Delden, Judith A C Rietjens, Ida J Korfage
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) supports patients in identifying and documenting their preferences and timely discussing them with their relatives and healthcare professionals (HCPs). Since the British Thoracic Society encourages ACP in chronic respiratory disease, the objective was to systematically review ACP practice in chronic respiratory disease, attitudes of patients and HCPs and barriers and facilitators related to engagement in ACP. METHODS: We systematically searched 12 electronic databases for empirical studies on ACP in adults with chronic respiratory diseases...
November 6, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109129/histopathological-nature-of-myofascial-trigger-points-at-different-stages-of-recovery-from-injury-in-a-rat-model
#5
Hui Zhang, Jiao-Jiao Lü, Qiang-Min Huang, Lin Liu, Qing-Guang Liu, Opoku-Antwi Eric
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the histopathological nature of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) or spots (MTrSs) at different stages of recovery from injury in arat model. METHODS: Forty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: a control group (CG) and experimental group (EG). The CG was further randomly subdivided into CG1 and CG2 subgroups. The CG2 was used for palpating the taut band and CG1 as a blank. EG was subdivided into three groups according to recovery times: 4 weeks (4W), 8 weeks (8W) and 12 weeks (12W); these groups consisted of eight rats each...
November 6, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107098/corticosteroid-induced-dendrite-loss-and-behavioral-deficiencies-can-be-blocked-by-activation-of-abl2-arg-kinase
#6
Lauren P Shapiro, Mitchell H Omar, Anthony J Koleske, Shannon L Gourley
Stressor exposure induces neuronal remodeling in specific brain regions. Given the persistence of stress-related illnesses, key next steps in determining the contributions of neural structure to mental health are to identify cell types that fail to recover from stressor exposure and to identify "trigger points" and molecular underpinnings of stress-related neural degeneration. We evaluated dendrite arbor structure on hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons before, during, and following prolonged exposure to one key mediator of the stress response - corticosterone (cortisol in humans)...
October 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105476/-clinical-observation-of-the-proprioceptive-sensibility-reflexotherapy-by-tendon-acupuncture-at-trigger-points-for-cervical-vertigo
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Fen-Fen Yao, Jun Luo, Jiao Liu, Wen-Yao Fang, Chen-Yu Zhang, Sheng Zhang, Yu-Lin Mao, Zhen Yuan, Kai Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the proprioceptive sensibility reflexotherapy by tendon acupuncture needling at trigger points for patients with proprioceptive disorder of cervical vertigo. METHODS: Seventy-nine patients with proprioceptive disorder of cervical vertigo were randomly assigned into a treatment group (42 cases) and a control group (37 cases). Patients in the treatment group received the proprioceptive sensibility reflexotherapy with tendon acupuncture at trigger points in the neck...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092067/regarding-modulation-of-central-sensitization-following-trigger-point-anesthetization-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-from-whiplash-trauma
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Karyn Laursen, Nalini Sehgal, Michelle Poliak-Tunis, Nathan J Rudin, Peggy Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078865/effectiveness-safety-and-predictors-of-response-to-botulinum-toxin-type-a-in-refractory-masticatory-myalgia-a-retrospective-study
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Shehryar N Khawaja, Steven J Scrivani, Nicole Holland, David A Keith
PURPOSE: Masticatory muscle pain disorders respond well to conservative therapy; however, in some patients the pain becomes refractory. Botulinum toxin type A (BoT-A) therapy has been shown to be an effective modality in the management of refractory headache disorders. Conversely, there are conflicting reports in the literature regarding the efficacy, safety, and predictors of therapeutic response to BoT-A therapy for management of refractory masticatory muscle pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent at least 2 injection cycles of 100 U of BoT-A for refractory masticatory myalgia in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, between May 2012 and June 2016...
November 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037653/adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-the-tethered-spine-iii-is-fascial-spiral-the-key
#10
Lucy Whyte Ferguson
This article reports on an observational and treatment case series involving 22 adolescents and preadolescents treated over a 15 year period who had or appeared to be developing idiopathic scoliosis (IS). Common patterns of muscle and fascial asymmetry were observed and treated. Most of these individuals had spinal area pain and the trigger points (TrPs) apparently responsible for this pain were located in muscles at some distance from the spine, yet referred pain to locations throughout the thoracolumbar spine...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037652/the-local-twitch-response-during-trigger-point-dry-needling-is-it-necessary-for-successful-outcomes
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Thomas Perreault, James Dunning, Raymond Butts
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger point (MTrP) injection and trigger point dry needling (TrPDN) are widely accepted therapies for myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Empirical evidence suggests eliciting a local twitch response (LTR) during needling is essential. OBJECTIVE: This is the first review exploring the available literature, regardless of study design, on the neurophysiological effects and clinical significance of the LTR as it relates to reductions in pain and disability secondary to MTrP needling...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037651/effect-of-ischemic-compression-for-cervicogenic-headache-and-elastic-behavior-of-active-trigger-point-in-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-using-ultrasound-imaging
#12
Mehdi Jafari, Farid Bahrpeyma, Mansoureh Togha
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of ischemic compression on clinical outcomes of a cervicogenic headache and elastic behavior of myofascial trigger points. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient headache clinic. SUBJECTS: 19 subjects with a cervicogenic headache originating from myofascial trigger point within the sternocleidomastoid muscle. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were randomized in treatment group (n = 9) and control group (n = 10)...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037650/the-intra-rater-reliability-of-locating-and-measuring-the-severity-of-latent-trigger-points-in-the-quadriceps
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Richie Walsh, Sharon Kinsella, Johnson McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Trigger points (TrPs) in the lower-limb are under-investigated and may be a contributory factor in knee pathologies. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to establish the intra-rater reliability of assessing the location and severity of latent TrPs in the quadriceps. METHODS: Twenty-nine asymptomatic subjects were palpated for TrPs in the middle and quadriceps. The location and severity was then measured using the anatomical landmark system (ALS) and pain pressure threshold (PPT)...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037649/a-comparison-of-the-effect-of-the-active-release-and-muscle-energy-techniques-on-the-latent-trigger-points-of-the-upper-trapezius
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Golnaz Sadria, Majid Hosseini, Asghar Rezasoltani, Alireza Akbarzadeh Bagheban, Ahmadreza Davari, Afsaneh Seifolahi
BACKGROUND/AIM: The increasing use of computer in daily life has brought about numerous musculoskeletal problems. Impairments in the head, neck and shoulders are more common compared with the other parts of the body. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two manual treatments in two separate groups, i.e., active release technique (ART) and muscle energy technique (MET) on the latent trigger points (LTrPs) in the upper trapezius muscle. The set criteria in the study included the active range of cervical lateral flexion, pain intensity on the visual analog scale (VAS), and the upper trapezius muscle thickness...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037648/test-retest-reliability-of-myofascial-trigger-point-detection-in-hip-and-thigh-areas
#15
E Rozenfeld, A S Finestone, U Moran, E Damri, L Kalichman
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points (MTrP's) are a primary source of pain in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Nevertheless, they are frequently underdiagnosed. Reliable MTrP palpation is the necessary for their diagnosis and treatment. The few studies that have looked for intra-tester reliability of MTrPs detection in upper body, provide preliminary evidence that MTrP palpation is reliable. Reliability tests for MTrP palpation on the lower limb have not yet been performed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate inter- and intra-tester reliability of MTrP recognition in hip and thigh muscles...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037647/a-critical-overview-of-the-current-myofascial-pain-literature-october-2017
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REVIEW
Jan Dommerholt, Michelle Finnegan, Todd Hooks, Li-Wei Chou
In this overview of the myofascial pain literature, we have included several original contributions ranging from a study by Bowen and colleagues of trigger points in horses to the introduction of a new clinical entity of "laryngeal muscle myofascial pain syndrome in dysphonic patients." Minerbi and colleagues described for the first time the referred pain patterns of the longus colli muscle, while Casale and associates studied the spinal modulatory action of dry needling or acupuncture stimulation. Many dry needling articles are included in this overview with several recent outcome studies...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037632/comparison-of-acute-effects-of-superficial-and-deep-dry-needling-into-trigger-points-of-suboccipital-and-upper-trapezius-muscles-in-patients-with-cervicogenic-headache
#17
Asefeh Sedighi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of superficial and deep dry needling into trigger points of suboccipital and upper trapezius muscles in patients with cervicogenic headache. METHODS: Thirty participants (8 men, 22 women) aged 19-60 years (mean age ± SD, 39 ± 10 y) with a clinical diagnosis of cervicogenic headache were randomly divided into superficial and deep groups. Headache index, trigger points tenderness, cervical range of motion (CROM), functional rating index was assessed at baseline, immediate and 1 week after the treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036664/trigger-point-diagnosis-at-last-the-first-word-on-consensus
#18
Robert Gerwin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026893/descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-after-a-trigger-point-injection
#19
Jae Young Choe, Jong Kun Kim, Dong Eun Lee, Kang Suk Seo, Jung Bae Park, Mi Jin Lee, Hyun Wook Ryoo, Jae Yun Ahn, Sungbae Moon
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rare form of mediastinal infection. Most cases are associated with esophageal rupture. DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius has not been described previously. We present a case of DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius. A 70-year-old man visited the emergency department with chest discomfort and fever after a trigger point injection in the left upper trapezius. Chest computed tomography showed evidence of DNM, and antibiotic therapy was immediately administered intravenously...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025044/international-consensus-on-diagnostic-criteria-and-clinical-considerations-of-myofascial-trigger-points-a-delphi-study
#20
César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Jan Dommerholt
Objective: There is no consensus on the essential diagnostic criteria for diagnosing a trigger point (TrP). In fact, a variety of diagnostic criteria are currently being used. Our aim was to conduct a Delphi panel to achieve an international consensus on the cluster of criteria needed for the TrP diagnosis to reach a consensus on the definition of active and latent TrPs and to clarify different clinical considerations about TrPs. Methods: Following international guidelines, an international three-round Delphi survey was conducted...
August 22, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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