J Korean Acad Rehabil Med Search

CLOSE


Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2003;27(5):753-756.
Effects of Intramuscular Stimulation in Myofascial Pain Syndrome of Upper Trapezius Muscle.
Byeon, Hwan Taek , Park, Seong Hee , Ko, Myoung Hwan , Seo, Jeong Hwan
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical School, Chonbuk National University, Korea. rmbyeon@hanmail.net
2Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Korea.
상승모근의 근막통증후군 환자에서 근육 내 자극치료의 효과
변환택, 박성희, 고명환, 서정환
전북대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 임상의학 연구소
Abstract
Objective
This study was conducted to assess effects of intramuscular stimulation (IMS) in comparison with that of dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation (IMES) in the patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) of upper trapezius.


Method
Thirty patients with MPS were assigned randomly to three groups, such as dry needling group (n=10), IMES group (n=10), and IMS group (n=10). In dry needling group, dry needling was applied to the trigger point of upper trapezius muscle. In IMES group, IMES was applied to the trigger point of upper trapezius muscle. In IMS group, IMS was applied to the trigger point of upper trapezius and parcervical muscles. Treatment were done three times a week for 2 weeks. Effects were assessed on 3rd day, 7th day and 14th day after treatment by visual analogue scale (VAS), McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ), and passive range of motion (PROM) of cervical spine.


Results
Significant changes of VAS and PROM were noticed in IMS group, compared with other groups. No significant difference of MPQ was noticed in IMS group, compared with other groups.


Conclusion
IMS may be more effective treatment modality than dry needling and IMES in patients with MPS of upper trapezius muscle.

Key Words: Myofascial pain syndrome, Intramuscular stimulation


ABOUT
ARTICLE CATEGORY

Browse all articles >

BROWSE ARTICLES
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Terms of Use   |   Privacy Polity
Editorial Office
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center,
20 Boramae-ro 5-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 07061, Korea
Tel: +82-10-8678-2671    Fax: +82-2-870-2679    E-mail: edit@e-arm.org
Business Registration: 110-82-07460                

Copyright © 2021 by Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next