Reply To: IDN in Quadriplegia/SCI

June 14, 2021 at 4:32 pm #49216
Mark
Participant

Yes. I use it on quadriplegics. I have never seen any dysreflexia. You can always have a vasovagal reaction with any person receiving dry needling. As always, start with a low dosage to see how his autonomic NS reacts. Here is one case report. There may be others in the literature.

J Spinal Cord Med
. 2020 May;43(3):414-418. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2018.1533316. Epub 2018 Oct 22.
Dry needling technique decreases spasticity and improves general functioning in incomplete spinal cord injury: A case report