Peri-Neural Electrical Dry Needling Migraine Treatment Study

Peri-neural Electrical Dry Needling Migraine Treatment Study

This study seeks to determine the effectiveness of a specific treatment protocol using dry needling with perineural electrical stimulation in comparison to standard treatment in physical therapy for patients with migraine headaches. This will be a randomized cross-over study in which participants will be in the first arm of the study, have a washout period, then cross over to the other arm of the study.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Perineural electrical dry needling

Standard care plus use of perineural electrical dry needling involving use of a monofilament needle of 15 or 30 mm length, 0.25 mm diameter will be placed utilizing the therapist's dominant hand following palpation of correct needle location. An electrical stimulation unit will be used to conduct an electrical impulse. The unit used will be an ES-130 by ITO (Japan) using a DC 9V battery producing an asymmetrical biphasic waveform. The unit has 6 available leads with alligator clamps, connecting more on

Procedure - Standard Care

cervical or thoracic manipulation or mobilization, muscle stretching, muscle strengthening, electrical trigger point dry needling , soft tissue release and prescribed therapeutic exercises .

A Randomized Controlled Crossover Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Peri-Neural Electrical Dry Needling (PNED) vs. Standard Care for the Treatment of Patients With Migraine Headaches