Dry Needling in myofascial tracks in Non-Relaxing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A case study.
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018 Apr;22(2):337-340
Authors: Sheikhhoseini R, Arab AM
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case report is to describe the use of Dry Needling (DN) in myofascial tracks related to the pelvic floor (PF) in the management of a male with Non-Relaxing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (NRPFD).
CLINICAL FEATURES: A 42-year-old man, with a 20-year history of frequent urination, was referred to the physical therapy clinic by a urologist with diagnosis of NRPFD. The patient was suffering from a sense of incomplete evacuation and difficulty to start urination. He had to urinate every 30 min. The initiation of urination was so difficult that patient had to facilitate it by splashing warm water on his penis.
INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: DN was performed for 10 sessions. The first three sessions were performed every other day in the same week. In the second week, DN was performed twice at three-day intervals, and the other sessions were performed such that one session was held per week. Selected stretching exercises were prescribed in the first session. The results showed that the patient had reported no urination during sleep, and urination six to eight times when was awake. A three-month follow-up with a telephone-based interview showed that the symptoms did not recur.
CONCLUSION: This study showed the possible efficacy of prescribing DN in myofascial tracks in the management of a male with NRPFD. More studies are required to clarify the issue.
PMID: 29861229 [PubMed – in process]