Inspired by a few rare case reports and a prospective survey.[1–4] Figure 6 from Abe et al (2022) illustrating the trajectory of the lost 40mm needle shaft. AEs – adverse eventsWMA – Western medical acupunctureVP shunt – ventriculoperitoneal shunt (tube connecting one cerebral ventricle to the peritoneal cavity)CSF – cerebrospinal fluidVVAVF – vertebra-vertebral arteriovenous fistulaMRA … Continue reading AEs in Korea and Japan 2022
Muscle vs fascia in LBP
Inspired by Cozacov et al 2022 and others.[1–3] Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas on Pexels.com LBP – low back painQL – quadratus lumborumHC – healthy controlUS – ultrasoundNRS – numerical rating scaleLTR – local twitch responseFM – fibromyalgiaOA – osteoarthritisDOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness key to acronyms This is a small but interesting … Continue reading Muscle vs fascia in LBP
Where to needle 2022
...in two tricky muscles! Inspired by Yi et al & Lee et al 2022.[1,2] Drawing by MC to illustrate the 3 different sets of fibres making up QL (left) and the just the costotransverse fibres (right).Screenshot from the BMAS Point Resource (QL) with QL fibres and their attachments drawn in over the image. SR – … Continue reading Where to needle 2022
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