Percussion therapy for neuropathic pain

WorkSafeBC Evidence-Based Practice Group, Martin CW
Record ID 32018004219
Authors' objectives: To determine whether there is any evidence to support the efficacy and/or effectiveness of percussion therapy for neuropathic pain.
Authors' results and conclusions: After the initial search, two studies were thought to be relevant to the purpose of this systematic review. However, the two studies that were retrieved in full were ongoing studies that were still ongoing and awaiting results. As such, there is no published evidence supporting the efficacy and/or effectiveness of percussion therapy as a treatment for neuropathic pain.
Authors' methods: A systematic literature search was conducted on commercial medical databases on September 28, 2022. No limitations on date of publication were implemented in any of these searches. A manual search was also conducted on the references of the articles that were retrieved in full.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Mini HTA
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Pain Management
  • Pain
  • Percussion
  • Vibration
  • Analgesia
  • Massage
  • Somatosensory Disorders
  • percussion therapy
  • massage gun
  • theragun
  • percussive
  • percussion
  • peripheral nervous system diseases
  • neuralgia
  • pain
  • somatosensory disorders
Organisation Name: WorkSafeBC
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