Quantitative Sensory Testing and the Efficacy of Dry Needling Treatment

Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) is the most widely used paradigm to assess central hypersensitivity, it consists of the application of a standardized stimulus to a peripheral (nerve) tissue and recording the patient’s response.1  The paradigm relies on the assumption that a non-painful stimulus, when applied to a non-injured tissue, will evoke pain only if central nociceptive pathways are hypersensitive.  Determining …

Dr. Brandon Yuenger PT, DPT, CIDN

Before I got into PT school, my girlfriend started to lose control of her body.  She would suddenly become unresponsive (only able to blink) and sometimes start to shake.  No one could figure out what was going on and she was bounced around from specialist to specialist with no real answers.  Once I was in PT school I was trying …