Effectiveness of acupuncture and myofascial release in analgesia of women with tensional neck pain: Systematic review

( Vol-6,Issue-12,December 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS

Warly Neves de Araújo, Larissa dos Santos Nascimento Oliveira, Taiany Neves de Araujo, Jefferson Rodrigues de Souza, Ana Luzia Rodrigues de Almeida Cavalcante, Jacqueline Aparecida Philipino Takada, Adelma Martins Pereira, Florence Germaine Tible Lainscek, Amaraina Maia Armiato, Vinicius Garcia Costa, Lourrane Cristina Ferreira Lopes, Geovane Rossone Reis


Acupuncture, Myofascial, Neck pain, Physiotherapy, Manual therapy.


Introduction: Neck pain is defined as the presence of pain in the posterior or lateral postero of the neck and cervical region, which may radiate to the adjacent segments, being a bone, joint or muscle pain. It is a common painful condition that has many forms of treatment, including acupuncture and myofascial release. Objective: To review the analgesic effect of acupuncture and myofascial release in the treatment of patients with tension neck pain. Material and Method: This is a systematic literature review, conducted through a bibliographic survey of articles, theses, monographs, dissertations published from 2005 and books without a specific year. Exclusion attributes were: publications inferior to the year 2005 and that escape the selected theme. Searches were performed on the following databases, Medline, Bvs, Lilacs, Scielo and Google Scholar. Conclusion: It can be concluded that both acupuncture and myofascial release improve pain and quality of life of patients with tension neck pain.

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