Decreased Protective Sensation

    • May 17, 2018 at 4:28 pm #16093
      jennifergaines8
      Participant

      I have a patient with absent light touch, diminished sharp, and intact deep pressure sensation after TBI. He would benefit from dry needling for neck pain, however I’m concerned about his poor sensation. If it was a small area I could avoid it, but it is global. What are your recommendations for IDN in areas of decreased sensation?

    • May 18, 2018 at 10:11 am #16104
      Frank Gargano
      Participant

      Hi Jennifer,
      If there is an area that is insensate and has diminished blood flow l would not perform DN as the healing potential is a concern. Sounds like this patient has good circulation just the partial sensory loss so I would monitor him but agree that he will benefit from DN to address the musculoskeletal issues you outline.

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