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Table 4 Comparing all variables of both groups after treatment

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

  Wet needing Dry needling Paired t test P values
Trigger point PS of 0–3
 Median (IQR) 1 (0–2) 1 (0–2) 0.035 0.723
 Range 0.0–2.0 0.0–2.0   
VAS pain of 0–10 2.8 ± 1.1 (0.0–4.0) 6.12 ± 2.94 (0.5–9.8) 3.664 0.001*
Patient discomfort 4 (20.0%) 12 (60.0%) 6.667 0.009*
Burning sensation 8 (40.0%) 0 (0.0%) 10.00 0.002*
Patient satisfaction Satisfied 15 (75%) 8 (40%) 10.00 0.002*
Unsatisfied 5 (25%) 12 (60%)
  1. *Significant P < 0.05
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