Dry needling has lasting analgesic effect in shoulder pain: a double-blind, sham-controlled trial

Pai, Marcus Yu Bina,b; Toma, Juliana Takigutia; Kaziyama, Helena Hideko Seguchia,b; Listik, Claricea; Galhardoni, Ricardoa; Yeng, Lin Tchiaa,b,c; Teixeira, Manoel Jacobsena,c; Ciampi de Andrade, Daniela,c,* Introduction:  Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) affects most patients with chronic shoulder pain. Dry needling (DN) is a common treatment for MPS, but its temporal pattern and sensory effects remain unknown. […]

Temporomandibular disorders in fibromyalgia patients: are there different pain onset?

Fábio J. C. Fujarra, Helena Hideko Seguchi Kaziyama, Silvia Regina D. T. de Siqueira, Lin Tchia Yeng, Cinara M. Camparis, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, José Tadeu Tesseroli de Siqueira Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify temporomandibular disorders (TMD) symptoms in two groups of fibromyalgia patients according to the temporal relation between the onset of facial pain (FP) and […]

The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to relieve pain

Lefaucheur J1, Antal A, Ahdab R, Ciampi de Andrade D, Fregni F, Khedr EM, Nitsche M, Paulus W. Abstract Chronic pain resulting from injury of the peripheral or central nervous system may be associated with a significant dysfunction of extensive neural networks. Noninvasive stimulation techniques, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be suitable to […]

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is Efficacious as an Add-On to Pharmacological Therapy in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type I

Helder Picarelli,* Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira,* Daniel Ciampi de Andrade, MD,*,y,z Martin Luiz Myczkowski,z Tatiana Barreira Luvisotto,z Lin Tchia Yeng,* Erich Talamoni Fonoff,* Saxby Pridmore,x and Marco Antonio Marcolinz *Clinic of Pain, Department of Neurology, University of Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil. y  Pain Clinic from the Institute of Cancer of The State of São Paulo, University of São Paulo, […]