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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167166/effect-of-exams-period-on-prevalence-of-myofascial-trigger-points-and-head-posture-in-undergraduate-students-repeated-measurements-study
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Leonid Kalichman, Natalie Bulanov, Aryeh Friedman
BACKGROUND: Myofascial Trigger points (MTrPs) may be caused or aggravated by many factors, such as mental stress associated with exams and impaired posture. AIM: To compare the prevalence and sensitivity of MTrPs, and forward head position (FHP) during exam period vs. mid-semester among physical therapy students. METHODS: 39 physical therapy students were palpated for MTrPs in neck and shoulder muscles and were photographed laterally for FHP measurement during the academic semester and during the academic examination period...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161653/low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-accelerates-the-sternomastoid-muscle-regeneration-process-after-myonecrosis-due-to-bupivacaine
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Cristiane Neves Alessi Pissulin, Ana Angélica Henrique Fernandes, Alejandro Manuel Sanchez Orellana, Renata Calciolari Rossi E Silva, Selma Maria Michelin Matheus
BACKGROUND: Because of its long-lasting analgesic action, bupivacaine is an anesthetic used for peripheral nerve block and relief of postoperative pain. Muscle degeneration and neurotoxicity are its main limitations. There is strong evidence that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) assists in muscle and nerve repair. The authors evaluated the effects of a Gallium Arsenide laser (GaAs), on the regeneration of muscle fibers of the sternomastoid muscle and accessory nerve after injection of bupivacaine...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158152/effects-of-dry-needling-on-spinal-mobility-and-trigger-points-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Adelaida Maria Castro-Sanchez, Hector Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo A Mataran-Penarrocha, Manuel Fernandez-Sanchez, Cayetano Fernandez-Sola, Jose Granero-Molina, Maria Encarnacion Aguilar-Ferrandiz
BACKGROUND: The etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is inconclusive, but central mechanisms are well accepted for this pain condition. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal pain diseases and is characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). It has been suggest that MTrPs have an important factor in the genesis of FMS. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current randomized clinical trial was to compare the effectiveness of dry needling versus cross tape on spinal mobility and MTrPs in spinal muscles in patients with FMS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144159/anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-management-challenges
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Eleni Chrona, Georgia Kostopanagiotou, Dimitrios Damigos, Chrysanthi Batistaki
Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is a commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated chronic state of pain. This syndrome is characterized by the entrapment of the cutaneous branches of the lower thoracoabdominal intercostal nerves at the lateral border of the rectus abdominis muscle, which causes severe, often refractory, chronic pain. This narrative review aims to identify the possible therapeutic strategies for the management of the syndrome. Seventeen studies about ACNES therapy were reviewed; of them, 15 were case-control studies, case series, or case reports, and two were randomized controlled trials...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979856/2016-russell-ross-memorial-lecture-in-vascular-biology-molecular-cellular-mechanisms-in-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis
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Ira Tabas
Atherosclerosis is initiated by the subendothelial accumulation of apoB-lipoproteins, which initiates a sterile inflammatory response dominated by monocyte-macrophages but including all classes of innate and adaptive immune cells. These inflammatory cells, together with proliferating smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix, promote the formation of subendothelial lesions or plaques. In the vast majority of cases, these lesions do not cause serious clinical symptoms, which is due in part to a resolution-repair response that limits tissue damage...
February 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857631/comparison-between-the-effects-of-passive-and-active-soft-tissue-therapies-on-latent-trigger-points-of-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-women-single-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marzieh Mohammadi Kojidi, Farshad Okhovatian, Abbas Rahimi, Alireza Akbaezade Baghban, Hadi Azimi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of passive versus active soft tissue therapies on pain and ranges of motion in women with latent myofascial trigger points. METHODS: Forty-two female patients, aged 18 to 64 years, with a history of neck pain and latent myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle were randomly assigned to 3 groups: group A received passive soft tissue therapy, group B received active soft tissue therapy, and a control group C received a sham procedure...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
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/27733873/dental-occlusion-and-ophthalmology-a-literature-review
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Nicola Marchili, Eleonora Ortu, Davide Pietropaoli, Ruggero Cattaneo, Annalisa Monaco
Stomatognathic system is strictly correlated to other anatomical regions; many studies investigated relationship between temporomandibular joint and posture, several articles describe cranio-facial pain from dental causes, such as trigger points. Until now less interest has been given to connections between dental occlusion and ophthalmology, even if they are important and involving. Clinical experience in dental practice claims that mandibular latero-deviation is connected both to eye dominance and to defects of ocular convergence...
2016: Open Dentistry Journal
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/27634068/effect-of-cervical-mobilization-and-ischemic-compression-therapy-on-contralateral-cervical-side-flexion-and-pressure-pain-threshold-in-latent-upper-trapezius-trigger-points
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G Shankar Ganesh, Harshita Singh, Shagoofa Mushtaq, Patitapaban Mohanty, Monalisa Pattnaik
Studies have shown a clinical relationship between trigger points and joint impairments. However the cause-and effect relationship between muscle and joint dysfunctions in trigger points could not be established. The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of mobilization and ischemic compression therapy on cervical range of motion and pressure pain sensitivity in participants with latent trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. Ninety asymptomatic participants with upper trapezius latent trigger point were randomized in to 3 groups: mobilization, ischemic compression and a control...
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
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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/27565640/the-treatment-of-chronic-coccydynia-and-postcoccygectomy-pain-with-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy
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Kelly M Scott, Lauren W Fisher, Ira H Bernstein, Michelle H Bradley
BACKGROUND: Coccydynia is a challenging disorder that often is refractory to treatments such as medications and injections. Physical therapy for coccydynia rarely has been studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of pelvic floor physical therapy for reducing pain levels in patients with coccydynia. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: The pelvic floor rehabilitation clinic of a major university hospital. PATIENTS: A total of 124 consecutive patients over age 18 with a chief complaint of coccydynia between 2009 and 2012...
August 24, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525188/pertinent-dry-needling-considerations-for-minimizing-adverse-effects-part-one
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John S Halle, Rob J Halle
BACKGROUND: Dry needling is an evidence-based treatment technique that is accepted and used by physical therapists in the United States. This treatment approach focuses on releasing or inactivating muscular trigger points to decrease pain, reduce muscle tension, and assist patients with an accelerated return to active rehabilitation. ISSUE: While commonly used, the technique has some patient risk and value of the treatment should be based on benefit compared to the potential risk...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386808/effects-of-home-based-telesupervising-rehabilitation-on-physical-function-for-stroke-survivors-with-hemiplegia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jing Chen, Wei Jin, Wen Shuai Dong, Yan Jin, Feng Lei Qiao, Ya Fei Zhou, Cheng Chuan Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this work were to evaluate the effects of home-based telesupervising rehabilitation on physical function for stroke survivors with hemiplegia and to determine if the rehabilitation therapy can relieve the burden on caregivers. DESIGN: This study is a randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded trial. Stroke survivors were randomly assigned to either home-based telesupervising rehabilitation group or conventional rehabilitation group to receive physical exercise and electromyography-triggered neuromuscular stimulation...
July 6, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27385833/effect-of-two-consecutive-spinal-manipulations-in-a-single-session-on-myofascial-pain-pressure-sensitivity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelle A Laframboise, Howard Vernon, John Srbely
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the summative effect of two consecutive spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) interventions within the same session on the pain pressure sensitivity of neurosegmentally linked myofascial tissues. METHODS: 26 participants were recruited and assessed for the presence of a clinically identifiable myofascial trigger point in the right infraspinatus muscle. Participants were randomly assigned to test or control group. Test group received two consecutive real cervical SMT interventions to C5-C6 segment while controls received one real SMT followed by one validated sham SMT intervention to C5-C6 segment...
June 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358158/efficacy-of-pulsed-low-intensity-electric-neuromuscular-stimulation-in-reducing-pain-and-disability-in-patients-with-myofascial-syndrome
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P Iodice, G Lessiani, G Franzone, G Pezzulo
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is characterized by chronic pain in multiple myofascial trigger points and fascial constrictions. In recent years, the scientific literature has recognized the need to include the patient with MPS in a multidimensional rehabilitation project. At the moment, the most widely recognized therapeutic methods for the treatment of myofascial syndrome include the stretch and spray pressure massage. Microcurrent electric neuromuscular stimulation was proposed in pain management for its effects on normalizing bioelectricity of cells and for its sub-sensory application...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330692/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-intravenous-and-percutaneous-low-level-laser-therapy-in-the-management-of-shoulder-myofascial-pain-syndrome
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Sirous Momenzadeh, Vahid Akhyani, Zahra Razaghi, Asghar Ebadifar, Mohammadzaki Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) treatment is challenging with a high recurrence rate and still lacks a clear treatment frame. Therefore research on new, more efficient and long lasting effect treatment modalities is necessary. This study looked at the effects of intravenous laser therapy (IVL) and percutaneous low level laser (PLLL) in the management of shoulder MPS. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 30 patients fulfilling inclusion criteria were randomly equally allocated to 3 groups, control, IVL and PLLL...
2016: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27104059/acute-effects-of-dry-needling-on-posterior-shoulder-tightness-a-case-report
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Samuele Passigli, Giuseppe Plebani, Antonio Poser
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Posterior shoulder tightness has been associated with numerous shoulder disorders. Methods to increase posterior shoulder mobility may be beneficial. The purpose of this case report is to report the outcomes of a subject with posterior shoulder tightness treated with dry needling as a primary intervention strategy. CASE DESCRIPTION: The subject was a 46-year-old man who was referred to physical therapy with primary symptoms of shoulder pain and loss of motion consistent with subacromial impingement syndrome...
April 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27047399/chronic-cervicogenic-tinnitus-rapidly-resolved-by-intermittent-use-of-cervical-collar
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Karl Bechter, Martin Wieland, Gerhard F Hamann
INTRODUCTION: Cervicogenic tinnitus is not a generally accepted pathogenetic subtype, which might be subsumed under the concept of somatosensory tinnitus. After the personal experience of therapy-resistant tinnitus in context with a cervical pain syndrome (CPS) and successful add-on treatment with cervical collar (CC), the idea was pursued in several individual treatments in patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Reporting one particular case with chronic tinnitus, considered untreatable, that rapidly improved with exclusive treatment by CC use...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26955257/effectiveness-of-trigger-point-dry-needling-for-multiple-body-regions-a-systematic-review
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Robert Boyles, Rebecca Fowler, Derek Ramsey, Erin Burrows
BACKGROUND: Trigger point dry needling (TDN) is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain related to myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). To date, no systematic review of high-quality randomised controlled trials (RCTs) investigating TDN to multiple body regions exists. PURPOSE: The aim of this review is to determine the effectiveness of TDN based on high-quality RCTs for all body regions. METHODS: To ensure thorough reporting, Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed as the methodological basis for this systematic review...
December 2015: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
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