[Non-medical therapy of myofascial pain]

Schmerz. 2003 Dec;17(6):475-80. doi: 10.1007/s00482-003-0265-3.
[Article in German]


Methods: In a prospective study, the efficacy of manual therapy and dry needling was examined in 84 patients with chronic low back pain (mean duration of pain 4.4 years).

Results: The initial value of pain on the visual analogue scale was about 6.6, the follow up value was reduced to 3.67 (p=0.0033).

Conclusions: Manual trigger point therapy of myofascial trigger points in the low back is effective.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Back Pain / therapy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Facial Pain / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes / therapy*