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Table 3 Before and after treatment values in the dry needling group. Values are PS pain score median (IQR) and range and mean ± SD and range for (VAS) visual analog scale

From: Cervical region trigger point Injection with dry needling versus wet needling by lidocaine in geriatric population: a comparative study

  Before treatment (first visit) Post treatment (second visit) Paired t test P values
Trigger point PS of 0–3
 Median (IQR) 2 (2–2) 1 (0–2) 2.111 0.021*
 Range 2.0–3.0 0.0–2.0   
VAS pain (0–10) 7.03 ± 2.68 (1.7–9.9) 6.12 ± 2.94 (0.5–9.8) 0.792 0.436
  1. *Significant P < 0.05
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