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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #10105
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Assessing the efficacy of dry needling for myofascial trigger points associated with low back pain


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Evidence for Dry Needling in the Management of Myofascial Trigger Points Associated With Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jan;99(1):144-152

Contributing Authors: JM Zhao L Liu QM Huang QG Liu N Thitham YT Ma

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Synopsis

Eleven studies were selected for inclusion in this meta-analysis investigating the efficacy of dry needling for low back pain with associated myofascial trigger point. At post-intervention, dry needling was associated with a significant beneficial difference for pain and disability when compared control interventions. At follow-up time points, measures of pain and disability did not significantly ...

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