ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|

Trending News

Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia: Slow Access to the Mental Lexicon

Fibromyalgia Flares: A Qualitative Analysis

Basil Essential Oil Has Analgesic Effect on Mice Model of Fibromyalgia

Effects of a Gluten-Free Diet on IBS and Fibromyalgia

10 Timer Tips for Healthy Fibromyalgia Support

NIH Panel Cites Need for Individualized, Patient-Centered Approach to Treat Chronic Pain

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

Cognitive Differences Between Men and Women with Fibromyalgia

The Importance of Acceptance

How Does a Functional Restoration Program Affect Fibromyalgia?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Dry Needling of Tender Points Results in Reduced FM Pain and Fatigue

  [ 1 vote ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 26, 2013


Editor's Comment: Most people with fibromyalgia are familiar with trigger point or tender point injections, where saline, a local anesthetic, or corticosteroids are injected into a myofascial trigger point or an FM tender point in an effort to provide short-term pain relief.  While dry needling involves the use of a needle on the same trigger or tender points, no substance is injected.  Instead, a fine solid filament needle, like those used for acupuncture, is used to stimulate the trigger or tender points.  Dry needling can be performed by an acupuncturist or a medical or chiropractic physician trained in dry needling techniques.

Short-term improvement following dry needle stimulation of tender points in fibromyalgia.

By Benigno Casanueva, et al.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short-term efficacy of dry needling therapy in patients severely affected by fibromyalgia.

One hundred and twenty fibromyalgia patients were randomly divided into two groups. The control group, 56 women and 4 men, and the dry needling group, 54 women and 6 men, who apart from continuing their medical treatment, also underwent weekly 1-h session of dry needling for 6  weeks.

At the beginning of the program, there were significant differences in the age (mean 56.26  years in the dry needling group versus 50.82  years in controls, p  =  0.01) and McGill Pain Questionnaire [MPQ] (mean 39.07 in dry needling group versus 42.44 in controls, p  =  0.03).

At the end of treatment, the experimental group showed significant differences in most tests, including

  • Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) of pain (p  =  0.002),

  • VAS of fatigue (p  =  0.02),

  • pain of Medical Outcomes Survey Short Form-36 (SF-36) (p  =  0.0007),

  • myalgic score (p  =  0.0005),

  • pressure pain threshold (p  =  0.002), and

  • global subjective improvement (p  =  0.00001).

Six weeks after the end of the treatment, the dry needling group still showed significant differences in most tests, including

  • VAS of pain (p  =  0.01),

  • VAS of fatigue (p  =  0.02),

  • pain of SF-36 (p  =  0.01),

  • myalgic score (p  =  0.00001),

  • pressure pain threshold (p  =  0.0004), and

  • global subjective improvement (p  =  0.00001).

In conclusion, patients severely affected by fibromyalgia can obtain short-term improvements following weekly dry needling for 6  weeks.


Source: Rheumatology International, April 23, 2013. By Benigno Casanueva, Paula Rivas, Baltasar Rodero, Covadonga Quintial, Javier Llorca, and Miguel A. González-Gay. Rheumatology Service at the Specialist Clinic of Cantabria, Santander, Spain.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

Central nervous system?
Posted by: KerryK
Apr 27, 2013
Surely this is yet more proof that FMS is not just a central nervous system phemomena.
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes

Natural Remedies

Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound
Protecting Our Eyes Against Time-Induced Damage Protecting Our Eyes Against Time-Induced Damage
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing