Dry Needling as an Intervention for Low Back Pain

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Dry needling focuses on the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and involves inserting needles into areas of muscle that are perceived to have motor abnormalities, in an attempt to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension and restore normal muscle function. This study suggests that dry needling is effective in individuals who experience pain with the MLT will have a 29% larger improvement in ODI score than individuals who don’t experience pain. Also pain not aggravated by standing is a predictive of improvement in ODI score.

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