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Schmerz. 2003 Dec;17(6):475-80.

[Non-medical therapy of myofascial pain].

[Article in German]

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Winterthur, Schweiz. cgroebli.impa@bluewin.ch

Abstract

METHODS:

In a prospective study, the efficacy of manual therapy and dry needling was examined in 84 patients with chronic low back pain (mean duration of pain 4.4 years).

RESULTS:

The initial value of pain on the visual analogue scale was about 6.6, the follow up value was reduced to 3.67 (p=0.0033).

CONCLUSIONS:

Manual trigger point therapy of myofascial trigger points in the low back is effective.

PMID:
14648323
DOI:
10.1007/s00482-003-0265-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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