Efficacy of Dry Needling Therapy Versus IASTM on Myofascial Trigger Point in Patient with Neck Pain
Keywords:Neck pain, Trigger point, Dry needling therapy, IASTM, Pressure Algometer, NDI
Background: The background of the study is soft tissue mobilization and dry needling among neck pain subjects,
which indirectly affect functional activity and pressure threshold for pain over the neck area.
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of IASTM and dry needling therapy on myofascial trigger points in individuals
with neck pain. And assess the effect of pain and functional outcomes by pressure algometer and NDI.
Methods: Thirty participants were randomly assigned to the two groups the dry needling therapy (DNT)
Group and Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) Group. The pretest measures of pressure pain
threshold and functional activity of the neck were assessed by the pressure algometer and the neck disability
index, respectively. The intervention DNT Group received dry-needling therapy, whereas the intervention IASTM
Group received IASTM for a duration of 4 weeks. The same tests were measured after 4 weeks of treatment as
Result: A substantial difference between the NDT group and the IASTM group was also discovered (p = 0.001).
The study showed that dry needling significantly impacts pressure pain threshold and functional activity in neck
pain participants. Conclusion: The dry needling therapy effectively improved functional activity and reduced
pressure and pain thresholds.
Conclusion: Dry needling therapy has emerged as an effective therapeutic option for treating trigger points in the
neck and relieving pain associated with them.
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