Special Issue "Needling Interventions for the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: chronic pain; pain neuroscience education, manual therapy; central nervous system sensitization
Musculoskeletal pain syndromes include several conditions causing higher related disability and decrease in health-related quality of life. The biopsychosocial model includes the application of different therapeutic strategies into multimodal treatment approaches for the treatment of chronic pain. In recent decades, there has been an increasing interest and knowledge in nociceptive pain mechanisms which has changed the actual clinical reasoning for the management of chronic pain. The use of needling interventions, in any form, has attracted particular attention from clinicians. There are several forms of needling interventions, including dry needling, percutaneous nerve electrical stimulation (PENS), neuromodulation, electrical dry needling, and others (wet needling injections). The combination of any needling intervention with manual therapy, exercise or pain neuroscience education may be useful in the management of chronic pain. This Special issue targets the topic of needling therapies (wet and dry) from a broad perspective. Any research group investigating the effects of needling interventions for the management of chronic pain is encouraged to submit to this Special Issue. We invite researchers to contribute by submitting research articles (encourage on clinical trials) or reviews of the literature (systematic reviews and meta-analyses, narrative or scoping reviews) .
Dr. César Fernández-de-las-Peñas
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- dry needling
- percutaneous nerve electrical stimulation
- chronic pain
- physical therapy