Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016 , Vol 62 , Num 3

Efficacy of dry needling and kinesiotaping combination in the treatment of notalgia paresthetica: a case report

Volkan Subaşı 1 ,Tuncay Çakır 2 ,Mehmet Fatih Atasoy 1
1 Özel Özgür Yaşam Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Dal Merkezi, Mersin, Türkiye
2 Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Antalya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2016.34022 Notalgia paresthetica is a clinical condition identified as burning back pain, neurological symptoms such as hypoesthesia and paresthesia are seen with hyperpigmented pruritic skin lesion in the dorsal region. Herein, we report a 68-year-old woman, admitted to our clinic with a back burning sensation and we detected a hyperpigmented pruritic skin lesion in the scapular region, whom we diagnosed with notalgia paresthetica and applied dry needling and kinesio taping combination. Complaint of pain of the patient who was applied a different treatment approach from current knowledge in the literature decreased in a significant level. Keywords : Dry needling; kinesio taping; notalgia paresthetica