Accuracy and safety of dry-needle placement

How accurate and safe is dry-needle placement in the piriformis muscle?

Dry needling is a widely used treatment modality for myofascial pain including piriformis syndrome. 

This study did not discuss the mechanism of dry needling or attempt to define the piriformis syndrome. 

The study simply looked at whether the dry needle accurately inserted into the piriformis muscle and whether it avoided puncturing the sciatic nerve. 


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