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Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists

Dry Needling Physiological Effects in Human Musculoskeletal Pain

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Author Details : Gargi Ray Chaudhuri

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 12-16

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Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), characterized as local hypersensitive points, usually form a palpable taut band within the skeletal muscle fibre.  Reduced blood flow causing local ischaemia and hypoxia forms the core of the MTrPs. Several mechanisms have been suggested to explain the pain relief of MTrPs by needle stimulation. The present review aims to understand the physiological basis of pain production and pain modulation and management of pain by investigating the general, neurological and biochemical mechanisms of action after Dry Needling (DN).

Keywords: MTrPs, Myofascial pain, Pain physiology, Dry Needling, Sensitization.

How to cite : Chaudhuri G R, Dry Needling Physiological Effects in Human Musculoskeletal Pain. J Soc Indian Physiother 2017;1(1):12-16

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