Sukumar Shanmugam

Sukumar Shanmugam

MPT, MD (Acu)

Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy

Mangalore, Karnataka | India

Specialties: Neuro-Physiotherapy

Sukumar Shanmugam

Sukumar Shanmugam

MPT, MD (Acu)
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Primary Affiliation: Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy - Mangalore, Karnataka , India

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Immediate Effects of Paraspinal Dry Needling in Patients with Acute Facet Joint Lock Induced Wry Neck.

J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Jun;11(6):YM01-YM03. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26407.10079.

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.

INTRODUCTION: Acute facet joint lock induced wry neck (AFJL-WN) is common among adult population and it is primarily managed by medications and physiotherapy. However, the immediate recovery from pain and movements restriction caused by AFJL-WN is not documented in favour of existing interventions. AIM: To evaluate the immediate effects of paraspinal dry needling (PSDN) on acute neck pain and movement deficit in patients with AFJL-WN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 21 patients with AFJL-WN were treated with single session of PSDN for 12-15 minutes. The Visual Analog Scale (0-100mm) and Hand Held Goniometer were used to assess the immediate, 24 hours and 1 week follow-up neck pain and cervical spine's range of motion respectively. The mean and standard deviation was used to make inferences. RESULTS: Immediately after PSDN the pain score was reduced and cervical spine range of motion have improved. The 24 hours and 1 week follow-up pain and range of motion scores have shown the sustained improvement without deteriorations. CONCLUSION: PSDN is effective method to achieve pain free neck movements in patients with AFJL-WN.

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June 2017
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Inverse Electrode Placement May Help to Improve Electrotherapeutic Effects in the Field of Chronic Pain Management.

Korean J Pain 2016 Jul 1;29(3):202-4. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

Department of Neuro-Physiotherapy, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Karnataka, India.

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July 2016

Effects of Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation Using Inversely Placed Electrodes on Myofascial Pain Syndrome in the Shoulder: A Case Series.

Korean J Pain 2016 Apr 1;29(2):136-40. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Department of Orthopaedic-Physiotherapy, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Karnataka, India.

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April 2016
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Dhanesh Kumar
Dhanesh Kumar

Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy

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Ajay Thakur
Ajay Thakur

Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy

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Lawrence Mathias
Lawrence Mathias

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