Reply To: Dry Needling for extensor tone post spinal tumor excision

June 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm #16509

I have been able to achieve decreases in abnormal tone with this patient with needling. I have not attempted paravertebral needling due to the presence of a dormant tumor in the region and the reward versus risk doesn’t look favorable. I believe her swelling is likely related to decreased muscle tone and activity as well as extra weight. Her lack of proprioception in the extremity and fear are her greatest challenges.