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  • 08 Aug 2017 16:44 | Administrator Reception (Administrator)

    Tinnitus of myofascial origin.

    Teachey WS, Wijtmans EH, Cardarelli F, Levine RA.

    Abstract

    Tinnitus in some instances is due to a primary muscle disorder: myofascial dysfunction of the muscles of the head and neck. Tinnitus of this origin can be diminished in some cases, and completely abolished in others, by appropriate treatment; this includes trigger point deactivation, specific exercises, and treatment of the underlying causes of the muscle dysfunction.

    PMID: 23906831


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  • 08 Aug 2017 11:44 | Administrator Reception (Administrator)

    Immediate Effects of Paraspinal Dry Needling in Patients with Acute Facet Joint Lock Induced Wry Neck


    Sukumar Shanmugam, Lawrence Mathias


    Abstract

    Introduction

    Acute facet joint lock induced wry neck (AFJL-WN) is common among adult population and it is primarily managed by medications and physiotherapy. However, the immediate recovery from pain and movements restriction caused by AFJL-WN is not documented in favour of existing interventions.


    Aim

    To evaluate the immediate effects of paraspinal dry needling (PSDN) on acute neck pain and movement deficit in patients with AFJL-WN.


    Materials and Methods

    A total of 21 patients with AFJL-WN were treated with single session of PSDN for 12-15 minutes. The Visual Analog Scale (0-100mm) and Hand Held Goniometer were used to assess the immediate, 24 hours and 1 week follow-up neck pain and cervical spine’s range of motion respectively. The mean and standard deviation was used to make inferences.


    Results

    Immediately after PSDN the pain score was reduced and cervical spine range of motion have improved. The 24 hours and 1 week follow-up pain and range of motion scores have shown the sustained improvement without deteriorations.


    Conclusion

    PSDN is effective method to achieve pain free neck movements in patients with AFJL-WN.


    Keywords: Dry needling, Intramuscular stimulation, Torticollis, India


    J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Jun; 11(6): YM01–YM03.
    PMCID: PMC5535471


    DOI:  10.7860/JCDR/2017/26407.10079


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