Pain Research and Management

Minimally Invasive Techniques for Pain and Dysfunction Management


Publishing date
01 Jul 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
25 Feb 2022

Lead Editor

1University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

2Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

3Tehran University of Medical Sciences,, Tehran, Iran

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Minimally Invasive Techniques for Pain and Dysfunction Management

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

The use of minimally invasive techniques by physiotherapists has increased in recent years, with many different modalities, such as dry needling, percutaneous needle electrolysis, or percutaneous neuromodulation, having shown effectiveness in decreasing pain and improving function in different neuromusculoskeletal conditions. These techniques have been shown to be safe, with minor adverse effects, and constitute an increasing promising alternative treatment for different types of pain and dysfunction.

Although there is increasing evidence to support the use of these techniques, there are still many challenges for the scientific community, such as achieving a better understanding of the mechanisms of action behind some of these techniques, as well as increasing the depth of our knowledge of which protocols are more effective and cost-effective. Moreover, it is necessary to analyze how these treatments can be personalized to achieve the best clinical results, which remains a challenge, as many studies use the same protocols independently of the population characteristics.

This Special Issue focuses on pain research and management from the perspective of minimally invasive techniques commonly used in clinical practice, considering not only pain but also any dysfunction that these techniques can improve in different types of populations. We welcome both original research and review articles. We invite studies that address different protocols and which personalize interventions to the needs of each patient, while also considering the relationship with psychosocial factors related to pain and dysfunction. We are particularly interested in studies that include technologies commonly used in clinical practice by physiotherapists with the objective to improve precision and safety or measure results more objectively, such as ultrasound.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Minimally invasive techniques, such as dry needling, percutaneous needle electrolysis, and percutaneous neuromodulation for musculoskeletal pain management
  • Minimally invasive techniques for neurological impairments, such as spasticity or movement dysfunction
  • Minimally invasive techniques for tendinopathies
  • Minimally invasive techniques and psychosocial factors related to pain
  • Precision, safety, and outcomes measurement of ultrasound-guided minimally invasive techniques:
  • Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different treatments with minimally invasive techniques
  • Mechanisms of action of minimally invasive techniques
  • Dose personalization of minimally invasive techniques for musculoskeletal pain management

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 8920252
  • - Research Article

Dry Needling Produces Mild Injuries Irrespective to Muscle Stiffness and Tension in Ex Vivo Mice Muscles

Marc Bosque | Ramon Margalef | ... | Manel M. Santafe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 5887862
  • - Review Article

A Critical Overview of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Acupuncture for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

Hongshuo Shi | Leizuo Zhao | ... | Wenbin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7570533
  • - Review Article

Efficacy and Safety of Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation for Postoperative Pain: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Dan Wang | Hongshuo Shi | ... | Qi Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 1363477
  • - Review Article

Dry Needling and Antithrombotic Drugs

María Muñoz | Jan Dommerholt | ... | Sandra Calvo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2752246
  • - Research Article

Quality of Evidence Supporting the Role of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jinke Huang | Mengxiong Lu | ... | Xudong Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5329881
  • - Research Article

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Shoulder Subluxation in Poststroke Patients with Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Sham-Controlled Study Using Multidimensional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Assessment

Minghong Sui | Naifu Jiang | ... | Guanglin Li
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