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Effects of myofascial trigger point dry needling (DN) in patients with sleep bruxism (SB) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD): a prospective case series
‘Conclusions Deep DN of active Myofascial trigger points in the masseter and temporalis in patients with myofascial TMD and SB was associated with immediate and 1-
One session of deep DN was performed in both the
masseter and temporalis muscles. First, each patient
was asked to lie in a supine position and rotate their
neck in the direction contralateral to the affected side.
MTrP DN was performed with a solid stainless steel
filament needle (0.16×25 mm; Suzhou Huanqiu
Acupuncture Medical Appliance, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou, China). The DN procedure was based on the needling method described by Hong in which the muscle was repeatedly perforated by rapidly inserting, then partially withdrawing, the needle in and out of the MTrP, eliciting Local Twitch Response (LTR)s with some insertions. This procedure continued until no more LTRs were elicited. All subjects had LTRs elicited during needling. The depth of penetration of the needle varied between subjects but was approximately 15–25 mm. Following removal of the needle, the area was compressed firmly with a cotton swab for 1 min.’