IDN in Quadriplegia/SCI

    • June 14, 2021 at 4:23 pm #49214
      awil258
      Participant

      Has anyone used IDN for people with quadriplegia? I am seeing a gentleman that is having orthopedic shoulder pain and feel that dry needling would be helpful. My concern is triggering autonomic dysreflexia.

    • 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

    • June 14, 2021 at 4:34 pm #49217
      awil258
      Participant

      Awesome. Thank you Mark!

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