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Trigger Point Sensitivity Is a Differentiating Factor between Cervicogenic and Non-Cervicogenic Headaches: A Cross-Sectional, Descriptive Study.

Physiother Can 2018 ;70(4):323-329

Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

A common factor in all forms of headache is the presence of myofascial trigger points (TrPs). The aim of this study was to compare the presentation of patients with cervicogenic headaches and patients with non-cervicogenic headaches in the sensitivity of TrPs in their upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, temporalis, and posterior cervical muscles. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/ptc.2017-38DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6361411PMC
January 2018
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Dry needling versus friction massage to treat tension type headache: A randomized clinical trial.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2019 Jan 31;23(1):89-93. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Student Research Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Tension type headache (TTH), the most common type of headache, is known to be associated with myofascial pain syndrome and the existence of myofascial trigger points. There are several treatment options for myofascial trigger points. In this study we compared the effectiveness of dry needling and friction massage to treat patients with TTH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.01.009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of the upper trapezius muscles - assessment of myofascial trigger points in patients with migraine.

J Headache Pain 2019 Jan 18;20(1). Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine and LMU Center for Children with Medical Complexity, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, LMU - University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Lindwurmstr. 4, 80337, Munich, Germany.

Background: Research in migraine points towards central-peripheral complexity with a widespread pattern of structures involved. Migraine-associated neck and shoulder muscle pain has clinically been conceptualized as myofascial trigger points (mTrPs). However, concepts remain controversial, and the identification of mTrPs is mostly restricted to manual palpation in clinical routine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s10194-019-0960-9DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effect of aerobic exercise in the treatment of myofascial pain: a systematic review.

J Exerc Rehabil 2018 Dec 27;14(6):902-910. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Myofascial pain is prevalent chronic pain disorder that is comorbid with many conditions. Strengthening and stretching exercises are capable of inducing hypoalgesic effects in people with myofascial pain syndrome. The goal of this systematic review was to summarize the effects of aerobic exercise on the management of myofascial pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12965/jer.1836406.205DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323330PMC
December 2018
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The effect of dry needling on the active trigger point of upper trapezius muscle: Eliciting local twitch response on long-term clinical outcomes.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Rehabilitation Research Center, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Semnan, Iran.

Background: Pain from myofascial trigger points is often treated by dry needling (DN). Empirical evidence suggests eliciting a local twitch response (LTR) during needling is essential. Muscle damage after eliciting LTR can increase the risk of tissue fibrosis in some cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-181286DOI Listing
January 2019
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Therapeutic Effect of Superficial Acupuncture in Treating Myofascial Pain of the Upper Trapezius Muscle: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 2;2018:9125746. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan.

The aim of this study was to compare the treatment efficacies of superficial acupuncture and traditional acupuncture on trigger points of the upper trapezius muscle. Forty people were recruited and randomly allocated to the traditional and superficial acupuncture groups. Each subject received two treatments per week in a four-week period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/9125746DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304674PMC
December 2018
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Headache at the emergency room: Etiologies, diagnostic usefulness of the ICHD 3 criteria, red and green flags.

PLoS One 2019 7;14(1):e0208728. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Neurology Department, Universidad del Rosario-Hospital MEDERI, Bogotá, Colombia.

Introduction: Non-traumatic headaches account for 0.5 to 4.5% at the emergency department (ED). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6322863PMC
January 2019
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The role of soft tissue mobilization in reducing orofacial and general complaints in a patient with Kimmerle anomaly and temporomandibular joint disorder: A case report.

Cranio 2019 Jan 4:1-14. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

a Department of Prosthodontics , Medical University of Bialystok , Bialystok , Poland.

Background: Kimmerle anomaly belongs to the anatomic varieties of the first cervical vertebra. The clinical pattern is dominated by vascular- and neurogenic-type headaches, dizziness, decreased postural muscle tension, and vegetative symptoms.

Clinical Presentation: A 37-year-old woman who suffered from headache and pain in the left temporomandibular joint underwent clinical examination, electromyography of masticatory muscles, temporomandibular joint vibration analysis, cone beam computed tomography, and soft tissue mobilization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08869634.2018.1560616DOI Listing
January 2019
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Controlled intervention to compare the efficacies of manual pressure release and the muscle energy technique for treating mechanical neck pain due to upper trapezius trigger points.

J Pain Res 2018 12;11:3151-3160. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Rehabilitation Research Chair, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,

Purpose: This study aimed at comparing the clinical efficacies of two manual therapies to determine the most beneficial result-oriented physiotherapeutic approach for treating nonspecific neck pain due to myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).

Methods: This was a randomized, controlled pretest-posttest experimental study that compared manual pressure release (MPR), the muscle energy technique (MET), and a control condition. These techniques were compared using a convenience sample of 45 female participants with neck pain due to MTrPs (mean age±SD=21. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S172711DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296190PMC
December 2018
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Comparison of pressure release, phonophoresis and dry needling in treatment of latent myofascial trigger point of upper trapezius muscle.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

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Background: Latent myofascial trigger point (LMTP) is a small hypersensitive area in skeletal muscles that becomes painful under compression or stimulation. LMTPs are relevant for various musculoskeletal disorders. Although several treatments have been introduced to treat LMTP, the most efficient one is yet to be found. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-181302DOI Listing
December 2018
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Relationship among Cervical Spine Degeneration, Head and Neck postures, and Myofascial Pain in Masticatory and Cervical Muscles in Elderly with Temporomandibular Disorder.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2019 Mar - Apr;81:119-128. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Clinic of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain, Institute of Oral Health Science, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of the study was to verify associations among degenerative changes in the cervical spine, head and neck postures, and myofascial pain in the craniocervical musculature in elderly with myofascial temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).

Methods: A total of 120 participants (mean age, 68.3 ± 7. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2018.12.004DOI Listing
December 2018

Anatomical variants of dorsal scapular nerve in relation to the middle scalene muscle in Japanese population.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(47):e13349

Department of Anatomy.

Dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) block is often performed in Japanese pain clinics to treat neck pain and katakori (a unique symptom in Japanese population characterized by myofascial pain syndromes such as shoulder girdle pain). However, to the best of our knowledge, there are only a few studies regarding anatomical variations in DSN paths around the middle scalene muscle (MSM) in Japanese population. Thus, we conducted a cadaveric study to examine anatomical variations in DSN paths around the MSM in Japanese population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013349DOI Listing
November 2018
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Insights About the Neuroplasticity State on the Effect of Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation in Pain and Disability Associated With Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS): A Double-Blind, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial.

Front Hum Neurosci 2018 16;12:388. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Post-Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

There is limited evidence concerning the effect of intramuscular electrical stimulation (EIMS) on the neural mechanisms of pain and disability associated with chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS). To provide new insights into the EIMS long-term effect on pain and disability related to chronic MPS (primary outcomes). To assess if the neuroplasticity state at baseline could predict the long-term impact of EIMS on disability due to MPS we examined the relationship between the serum brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor (BDNF) and by motor evoked potential (MEP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00388DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6232764PMC
October 2018
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Changes in Muscle Stiffness of the Trapezius Muscle After Application of Ischemic Compression into Myofascial Trigger Points in Professional Basketball Players.

J Hum Kinet 2018 Sep 15;64:35-45. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Sport Science, University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw; Wrocław, Poland.

The study aimed to assess the effects of compression trigger point therapy on the stiffness of the trapezius muscle in professional basketball players (Part A), and the reliability of the MyotonPRO device in clinical evaluation of athletes (Part B). Twelve professional basketball players participated in Part A of the study (mean age: 19.8 ± 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/hukin-2018-0043DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231330PMC
September 2018
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Does improvement towards a normal cervical sagittal configuration aid in the management of cervical myofascial pain syndrome: a 1- year randomized controlled trial.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Nov 12;19(1):396. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

CBP Nonprofit (a spine research foundation), Eagle, ID, USA.

Background: There is a growing interest concerning the understanding of and rehabilitation of the sagittal configuration of the cervical spine as a clinical outcome. However, the literature on the topic specific to conservative treatment outcomes of patients with chronic myofascial cervical pain syndrome (CMCPS) has not adequately addressed the relationship between cervical sagittal alignment and improved pain, disability and range of motion.

Methods: A randomized controlled study with a 1-year follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2317-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6233550PMC
November 2018
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Effects of topical vs injection treatment of cervical myofascial trigger points on headache symptoms in migraine patients: a retrospective analysis.

J Headache Pain 2018 Nov 8;19(1):104. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Headache Center, Geriatrics Clinic, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging and Ce.S.I.-Met, G. D'Annunzio University of Chieti, 66100, Chieti, Italy.

Background: In migraine patients with cervical myofascial trigger points whose target areas coincide with migraine sites (M + cTrPs), TrP anesthetic injection reduces migraine symptoms, but the procedure often causes discomfort. This study evaluated if a topical TrP treatment with 3% nimesulide gel has similar efficacy as the injection but produces lesser discomfort with higher acceptability by the patients.

Methods: Retrospective analysis of medical charts of M + cTrPs patients in the period January 2012-December 2016 at a single Headache Center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s10194-018-0934-3DOI Listing
November 2018
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Health related quality of life improvement in chronic non-specific neck pain: secondary analysis from a single blinded, randomized clinical trial.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Nov 6;16(1):207. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Alcalá de Henares University, Physiotherapy in Women's Health Research Group Department of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Faculty, University of Alcalá, Carretera Madrid - Barcelona, km 33,600, E-28871 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Chronic non-specific neck pain is related to limited cervical mobility, impaired function, neck muscles myofascial pain syndrome, and stress at work. The aforementioned factors are strongly related and may lead to a negative impact on health-related quality of life. There are some effective conservative Physical therapy interventions for treating chronic non-specific neck pain. Read More

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https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12955-018-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-1032-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6219051PMC
November 2018
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ACR Appropriateness Criteria Postmenopausal Subacute or Chronic Pelvic Pain.

J Am Coll Radiol 2018 Nov;15(11S):S365-S372

Specialty Chair, University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Pelvic pain is common in both reproductive age and postmenopausal women, and the major etiologies change throughout the life cycle. Chronic pain is defined as lasting for at least 6 months. There are many gastrointestinal and urinary disorders associated with chronic pain in this age group, which are not discussed in this guideline. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2018.09.023DOI Listing
November 2018
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Ultrasound guided erector spinae plane block relieves lower cervical and interscapular myofascial pain, a new indication.

J Clin Anesth 2018 Oct 18;53:74. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Division of Algology, Department of Anesthesiology, Istanbul, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinane.2018.10.008DOI Listing
October 2018
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Scoping review of systematic reviews of complementary medicine for musculoskeletal and mental health conditions.

BMJ Open 2018 Oct 15;8(10):e020222. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Bristol, UK.

Objective: To identify potentially effective complementary approaches for musculoskeletal (MSK)-mental health (MH) comorbidity, by synthesising evidence on effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety from systematic reviews (SRs).

Design: Scoping review of SRs.

Methods: We searched literature databases, registries and reference lists, and contacted key authors and professional organisations to identify SRs of randomised controlled trials for complementary medicine for MSK or MH. Read More

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http://bmjopen.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-02022
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020222DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196876PMC
October 2018
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Myofascial trigger points in migraine and tension-type headache.

J Headache Pain 2018 Sep 10;19(1):84. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Headache Diagnostic Laboratory, Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup, Denmark.

Background: A myofascial trigger point is defined as a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. It has been suggested that myofascial trigger points take part in chronic pain conditions including primary headache disorders. The aim of this narrative review is to present an overview of the current imaging modalities used for the detection of myofascial trigger points and to review studies of myofascial trigger points in migraine and tension-type headache. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s10194-018-0913-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6134706PMC
September 2018
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A randomized controlled trial to study the effect of gross myofascial release on mechanical neck pain referred to upper limb.

Int J Health Sci (Qassim) 2018 Sep-Oct;12(5):51-59

Department of Orthopedic Physiotherapy, KLEU Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Objective: Mechanical neck pain (NP) with referred pain to upper limb is a common problem and often leads to functional impairment of common activities of daily living. The present study is undertaken to study and compare the effect of gross myofascial release (MFR) of upper limb and neck alone with conventional physiotherapy against only conventional treatment in subjects with mechanical NP referred to upper limb in terms of cervical endurance, pain, range of motion, and function.

Methods: Design: This was a experimental study; a total of 40 subjects clinically diagnosed with mechanical NP along with referred pain between the age group of 20 and 50 years. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124822PMC
September 2018
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Effects of sternocleidomastoid muscle and suboccipital muscle soft tissue release on muscle hardness and pressure pain of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and upper trapezius muscle in smartphone users with latent trigger points.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Sep;97(36):e12133

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Nursing, Healthcare Sciences and Human Ecology, Dong-Eui University, Busan, Republic of Korea.

Few studies have been performed regarding the reduction of pain in the upper trapezius (UT) muscle by applying interventions to the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle, which is innervated by the same nerves.The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of soft tissue release intervention on the SCM and suboccipital muscles with regard to muscle hardness and pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the SCM and UT muscles in smartphone users with latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the UT muscle.Seventeen smartphone users (5 men and 12 women) with latent MTrPs in the UT muscle participated in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000012133DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6133398PMC
September 2018
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Safety and Efficacy of PrabotulinumtoxinA (Nabota) Injection for Cervical and Shoulder Girdle Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Pilot Study.

Toxins (Basel) 2018 Sep 3;10(9). Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon 21431, Korea.

Myofascial pain syndrome is a common painful condition encountered in the general population. Previous studies evaluating the efficacy of botulinum toxin for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome are limited, with variable results. This prospective study investigated the efficacy and safety of direct injection of Prabotulinumtoxin A (Nabota) into painful muscle groups for cervical and shoulder girdle myofascial pain. Read More

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http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/10/9/355
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/toxins10090355DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162536PMC
September 2018
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Comparative study of shockwave therapy and low-level laser therapy effects in patients with myofascial pain syndrome of the trapezius.

Rheumatol Int 2018 Nov 31;38(11):2045-2052. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.

The objective of the study was to compare the effects of shockwave therapy and laser therapy on pain, neck functionality, and quality of life in patients with myofascial pain syndrome of the trapezius. 61 patients (> 18 years) were randomly allocated to two treatment groups: (1) 31 patients received soft laser therapy once daily in a 3-week period for a total of 15 sessions, (2) 30 patients received shockwave therapy once in a week for 3 weeks, totalling 3 treatments. Resting pain and pain tolerance were assessed by a 100 mm visual analogue scale; functional status and quality of life were measured by specific questionnaires (Neck Disability Index, SF-36) before and after the 3-week therapy and at the 15th week follow-up visit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-018-4134-xDOI Listing
November 2018
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A new biofeedback approach for the control of masseter and temporal myalgia: Utilization of an awake posterior interocclusal device.

Cranio 2018 Aug 11:1-7. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

b Head of the Orofacial Pain Team of the Dentistry Division, Hospital das Clínicas and collaborator professor of the Department of Neurology of the Medical School , University of São Paulo , São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: To evaluate the improvement in reducing the pain of patients diagnosed with masticatory myofascial pain and bruxism when undergoing treatment with a partial posterior interocclusal device for the management and control of awake bruxism through biofeedback.

Methods: Sixty patients were evaluated during the following periods: pretreatment, 7, 30, and 90 days. The evaluation was carried out by measuring the reduction in pain using clinical and numerical scales. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08869634.2018.1503991DOI Listing
August 2018
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Low-frequency high-intensity versus medium-frequency low-intensity combined therapy in the management of active myofascial trigger points: A randomized controlled trial.

Physiother Res Int 2018 Oct 10;23(4):e1737. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of Basic Science, School of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Background: Electrotherapeutic modalities have proven to be one of the best therapeutic options for myofascial pain syndrome, targeting the myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). Combined therapy (CT) is described with paucity in literature as the application of ultrasound (US) and electrical stimulating current concurrently and at the same site.

Aim: The aim was to compare between low-frequency, high-intensity burst transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation CT (burst-TENS-CT) and medium-frequency, low-intensity amplitude modulated frequency CT (AMF-CT) on upper trapezius active MTrPs (A-MTrPs). Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/pri.1737
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October 2018
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Approach to cervicogenic dizziness: a comprehensive review of its aetiopathology and management.

Authors:
K Devaraja

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Oct 9;275(10):2421-2433. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, 576104, India.

Purpose: Though there is abundant literature on cervicogenic dizziness with at least half a dozen of review articles, the condition remains to be enigmatic for clinicians dealing with the dizzy patients. However, most of these studies have studied the cervicogenic dizziness in general without separating the constitute conditions. Since the aetiopathological mechanism of dizziness varies between these cervicogenic causes, one cannot rely on the universal conclusions of these studies unless the constitute conditions of cervicogenic dizziness are separated and contrasted against each other. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00405-018-5088-z
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October 2018
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Change of hyoid bone position in patients treated for and resolved of myofascial pain.

Cranio 2018 Jul 31:1-17. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

a MedCenter TMJ, PC , Houston , TX , USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate change in hyoid bone position for patients suffering from myofascial pain and to evaluate the modified hyoid triangle as a three-dimensional cephalometric modality for measuring hyoid position.

Methods: Pre- and post-treatment CBCT scans for 30 female patients resolved of myofascial pain were reviewed by a blinded investigator using the modified hyoid triangle. Changes in dimensions of the hyoid triangle were analyzed with the t-test for paired comparisons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08869634.2018.1493178DOI Listing
July 2018
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The prevalence of myofascial trigger points in neck and shoulder-related disorders: a systematic review of the literature.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Jul 25;19(1):252. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR), School of Physiotherapy - University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand.

Background: Neck and shoulder disorders may be linked to the presence of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). These disorders can significantly impact a person's activities of daily living and ability to work. MTrPs can be involved with pain sensitization, contributing to acute or chronic neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2157-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060458PMC
July 2018
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Female Office Workers With Moderate Neck Pain Have Increased Anterior Positioning of the Cervical Spine and Stiffness of Upper Trapezius Myofascial Tissue in Sitting Posture.

PM R 2018 Jul 19. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Poznań University of Physical Education, Poznań, Poland.

Background: Work-related neck disorders are among the most common dysfunctions in office workers. Understanding cervical myofascial mechanical characteristics that differentiate symptomatic from asymptomatic office workers is crucial for the understanding of musculoskeletal dysfunctions in workers with neck pain.

Objective: To assess the effect of moderate work-related neck disorders on head posture and stiffness and perceived pain threshold of the upper trapezius (UT) and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.07.002DOI Listing
July 2018
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High- versus low-energy extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for myofascial pain syndrome of upper trapezius: A prospective randomized single blinded pilot study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jul;97(28):e11432

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: To compare the efficacy of high- and low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) of the upper trapezius.

Methods: Thirty patients (3 men, 27 women) were randomly assigned to receive either high-energy ESWT (0.210 mJ/mm) or low-energy ESWT (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011432DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6076058PMC
July 2018
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Comparison of ozone and lidocaine injection efficacy vs dry needling in myofascial pain syndrome patients.

J Pain Res 2018 29;11:1273-1279. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,

Purpose: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common musculoskeletal disorder among young adults associated with presence of myofascial trigger points. We aimed to evaluate efficacy of ozone injection (OI) in MPS patients, compared with two currently used methods including lidocaine injection (LI) and dry needling (DN).

Patients And Methods: In this single-blinded study, a total of 72 eligible patients were included and then randomly divided into three equal groups: DN, OI, and LI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S164629DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029589PMC
June 2018
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Eagle's Syndrome, from clinical presentation to diagnosis and surgical treatment: a case report.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2018 Apr;38(2):166-169

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, "A. Gemelli" Hospital Foundation, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.

Summary: Eagle's syndrome is a condition associated with the elongation of the styloid process or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament, clinically characterised by throat and neck pain, radiating into the ear. In this report, we describe the case of a 60-year-old woman who presented with a severe unilateral trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. The patient was subjected to conservative therapy for four months and did not report improvement of the symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-1479DOI Listing
April 2018
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Musculoskeletal Therapies: Adjunctive Physical Therapy.

Authors:
Anthony Beutler

FP Essent 2018 07;470:16-20

Uniformed Services University Department of Family Medicine, 4301 Jones Bridge Road A1038, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799.

Physical therapy (PT) modalities are a diverse group of treatments for musculoskeletal pain. Iontophoresis, phonophoresis, kinesiology taping, laser therapy, and myofascial release are some of the most commonly used and are best considered as adjuncts to exercise. Each modality is relatively safe, but none is supported by high-quality evidence in the management of most musculoskeletal conditions. Read More

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July 2018
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On "Clinical Practice Guideline for Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment in Patients With Nonspecific Neck Pain," Bier JD, Scholten-Peeters WGM, Staal JB, et al. Phys Ther. 2018;98:162-171.

Phys Ther 2018 Sep;98(9):819-820

Bethesda Physiocare LLC, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr Dommerholt is a diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.

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September 2018
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Response to the Letter to the Editor on "Effects of Myofascial Release on Pressure Pain Thresholds in Patients With Neck Pain: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial".

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2019 Jan;98(1):e4-e5

Department of Nursing and Physical Therapy, University of Cádiz Cádiz, Spain Department of Health Sciences, University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain.

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January 2019
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Measuring Effect Size: To Standardize on Not to Standardize? Comment on "Effects of Myofascial Release on Pressure Pain Thresholds in Patients With Neck Pain".

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2019 Jan;98(1):e4

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

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January 2019

The Challenges of Cervicogenic Headache.

Curr Pain Headache Rep 2018 Jun 13;22(7):47. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA, 92093, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The purpose of this manuscript is to illuminate the diagnostic challenges in patients who present with both headache and neck pain.

Recent Findings: The differential diagnosis for headache and neck pain includes many conditions. Furthermore, cervical musculoskeletal abnormalities including head forward posture and myofascial trigger points may play an overlapping role in many of these conditions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-018-0699-zDOI Listing
June 2018
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Myofascial trigger points in patients with temporomandibular joint disc displacement with reduction: a cross-sectional study.

J Appl Oral Sci 2018 06 18;26:e20170578. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Departamento de Odontologia, Maringá, Paraná, Brasil.

Objective: The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in patients with articular disc displacement with reduction (DDWR) and to identify which clinical variables are associated with the concomitant presence of DDWR and MTrPs.

Material And Methods: 130 patients were selected that sought treatment due to joint pain, with ages ≥18 years, of both genders, with DDWR confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. The sample was divided into two groups: Group 1, patients with DDWR and MTrPs (N=101); and Group 2, patients with DDWR and no MTrPs (N=29). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-7757-2017-0578DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6010330PMC
June 2018
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Decreased amplitude of surface electromyo- graphic recordings of muscle activation along the posterior myofascial kinematic chain in subjects with chronic nonspecific low back pain compared to healthy subjects.

J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2018 ;31(4):785-793

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Background: The concept of myofascial continuity suggests that muscles activate along kinematic chains with common fascial coverings. Yet, the literature lacks evidence in regards to the function of anatomical chains in populations suffering from low back pain (LBP).

Objective: To examine muscle activations along the superficial back line in LBP patients compared to healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-160627DOI Listing
December 2018
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Orofacial pain of cervical origin: A case report.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2018 Apr 4;22(2):276-280. Epub 2017 Jul 4.

Department of Physiotherapy, Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Olatpur, P.O.Bairoi, Cuttack dt., Odisha 754010, India.

Background: The etiopathogenesis of orofacial pain remains complex and a number of pain referral patterns for this region have been reported in the literature. The purpose of this report is to describe the assessment and successful clinical management of orofacial pain possibly attributable to cervical origin.

Case Description: A 55-year-old male teacher with a 3-year history of pain in the right lower jaw, radiating to the ear, consulted our institute for assessment and management. Read More

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April 2018
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Analysis of chronic myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle of breast cancer survivors and women with neck pain.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2018 Apr 28;22(2):237-241. Epub 2017 Apr 28.

Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation and Functional Performance, Department of Biomechanics, Medicine, and Rehabilitation of the Locomotor Apparatus, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Myofascial trigger points are present in dysfunctioning muscles and are associated with several diseases. However, the scientific literature has not established whether myofascial trigger points of differing etiologies have the same clinical characteristics. Thus, the objective of the present study was to compare the intensity of myofascial pain, catastrophizing, and the pressure pain threshold at myofascial trigger points among breast cancer survivors and women with neck pain. Read More

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April 2018
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Postneedling Soreness and Tenderness After Different Dosages of Dry Needling of an Active Myofascial Trigger Point in Patients With Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

PM R 2018 Dec 29;10(12):1311-1320. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Physical Therapy of Alcalá University, Alcalá de Henares, Spain; and Physiotherapy and Pain Group, Alcalá de Henares, Spain(††).

Background: Previous studies in asymptomatic subjects have demonstrated that myofascial trigger point (MTrP) dry needling frequently is associated with postneedling soreness. However, to the authors' knowledge, there is not any study that performs a detailed description of postneedling soreness characteristics in patients with myofascial pain. This information could help clinicians to make evidence-informed decisions considering the benefits and negative effects of different dry needling dosages. Read More

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December 2018
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Intra-articular biomaterials-assisted delivery to treat temporomandibular joint disorders.

J Tissue Eng 2018 Jan-Dec;9:2041731418776514. Epub 2018 May 13.

Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN), Dankook University, Cheonan, South Korea.

The temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as myofascial pain syndrome, is considered one of the prevalent chronic pain diseases caused by muscle inflammation and cartilage degradation in head and neck, and thus influences even biopsychosocial conditions in a lifetime. There are several current treatment methodologies relieving inflammation and preventing degradation of the joint complex. One of the promising non-surgical treatment methods is an intra-articular injection of drugs such as corticosteroids, analgesics, and anti-depressants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041731418776514DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5954570PMC
May 2018
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Patients receiving chiropractic care in a neurorehabilitation hospital: a descriptive study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2018 3;11:223-231. Epub 2018 May 3.

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, USA.

Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions.

Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937508PMC
May 2018
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