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2022 Sep 30

Int J Environ Res Public Health



Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Ischemic Trigger Point Compression in the Gluteus Medius in Patients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Randomized Short-Term Clinical Trial.


Álvarez S D, Velázquez Saornil J, Sánchez Milá Z, Jaén Crespo G, Campón Chekroun A, Barragán Casas J M, Frutos Llanes R, Rodríguez Sanz D
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Sep 30; 19(19).
PMID: 36231767.


The presence of latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the gluteus medius is one of the possible causes of non-specific low back pain. Dry needling (DN) and ischemic compression (IC) techniques may be useful for the treatment of these MTrPs.