Efectividad de la punción seca frente a otras terapias en el dolor de cuello

  1. Navarro Santana, Marcos Jose
Supervised by:
  1. Patricia Martín Casas Director
  2. Gustavo Plaza Manzano Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 28 September 2021

  1. Enrique Varela Donoso Chair
  2. César Calvo Lobo Secretary
  3. Rosa María Ortiz Gutiérrez Committee member
  4. Ana Isabel de la Llave Rincón Committee member
  5. Ricardo Ortega Santiago Committee member
  1. Radiología, Rehabilitación y Fisioterapia

Type: Thesis


Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal pain conditions in society, which supposes a huge socioeconomic cost.The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of dry needling alone in comparison with sham needling, wet needling, and alternative physical treatments (with or without interventions), applied on trigger points associated with neck pain symptoms.Randomized controlled trials that included one group which received dry needling for myofascial trigger points were identified in electronic databases. The results included pain intensity, pressure pain thresholds, pain-associated disability, and cervical range of motion. To evaluate the risk of bias (RoB) and methodological quality of the trials, the Cochrane risk of bias tool and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were used. The quality of the evidence was assessed through the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach, and the between-groups (MD) and standardized (SMD) mean differences were calculated. Two independent metanalysis were realized; the first metanalysis compared dry needling and other physical interventions and the second one compared dry needling with drug injection. Twenty-eight and seven trials were eventually included, respectively...