Effects of Spray and Stretch on Postneedling Soreness and Sensitivity After Dry Needling of a Latent Myofascial Trigger Point.
Pain after dry needling or injection in the muscle is a frequent secondary effect in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome. In this trial spray and stretch technique is evaluated as a method to reduce this soreness. As well, the characteristics and the different factors that influence in this pain will be described.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Pain [ Time Frame: 72 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Visual analogue scale
- Pain [ Time Frame: 48 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Pressure pain threshold
- Psychological factors [ Time Frame: 72 hours after needling ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Symptom check list revised. SCL-90-r
|Study Start Date:||March 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Spray and stretch||
Other: Spray and stretch
Physiotherapeutic technique which consist in stretching the muscle while a cold spray is applied on the skin.
|No Intervention: Control|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01608633
|CEU San Pablo University|
|Madrid, Spain, 28668|