Reply To: IDN for spasticity

February 12, 2019 at 5:06 pm #21338
Nick
Participant

Hey Kathy,

I don’t have any personal experience and hopefully we hear from someone who has used it directly but we are starting to see some literature using dry needling in patients post CVA for spasticity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25199825

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29683410

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30346254

Here are the links to a few I was able to find. I would probably start with basic needling, with in/out techniques (in case the muscle grabs or spasms you won’t have needles in situ) until you learn how the patient is going to do with the treatment. Let us know how it goes!