Dry needling at myofascial set off factors mitigates persistent post-stroke shoulder spasticity.
Neural Regen Res. 2018 Apr;13(four):673-676
Authors: Tang L, Li Y, Huang QM, Yang Y
Publish-stroke spasticity is related to restriction within the vary of movement of the shoulder. Decreasing muscular dystrophy might assist relieve muscular dysfunction in sufferers with post-stroke shoulder spasticity. Dry needle remedy is a technique of needling the set off factors utilizing a syringe needle with out using a drug. Dry needle remedy is often used for ache on the shoulder, neck, waist, and again. On this case examine, a 62-year-old male affected person affected with cerebral hemorrhage of the suitable frontal lobe had obtained rehabilitative therapy for 12 years. Nonetheless, he nonetheless skilled shoulder spasticity. The affected person obtained each day dry needling on the set off factors of infraspinatus, teres minor, posterior deltoid, and pectoralis main on 9 days. After the primary and ninth therapy, the Modified Ashworth Scale and the passive vary of movement of the shoulder was used to evaluate the impact of the therapy. The spasticity and vary of movement of the shoulder confirmed apparent enchancment. These outcomes point out that dry needling on the myofascial set off factors can successfully deal with persistent post-stroke shoulder spasticity.
PMID: 29722319 [PubMed]