Adjunctive electro-acupuncture improves neck pain more than adjunctive biofeedback therapy

Takeaway

  • Combining standard therapy for myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) with either electro-acupuncture or biofeedback therapy leads to reduced neck pain and dysfunction three months later, with acupuncture showing some advantages over biofeedback.

Why this matters

    The results of this study support the conclusion that electro-acupuncture may be a better adjunctive therapy than biofeedback therapy for treatment of MPS in the neck.