Effects of Myofascial Release on Nerve Conduction Studies and Pain Scale in Middle-Aged Women

중년여성에서 근막이완요법이 신경전도와 통증에 미치는 영향

  • Yon, Jung-Min (Dept. of Clinical Pathology, College of Health of Welfare, Kyungwoon University) ;
  • Lee, Hyun-Kyung (Dept. of Medical Administration, Daejeon Health Sciences College) ;
  • Lee, Og-Kyoung (Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Science, Daejeon Health Sciences College)
  • 연정민 (경운대학교 임상병리학과) ;
  • 이현경 (대전보건대학교 의무행정과) ;
  • 이옥경 (대전보건대학교 임상병리과)
  • Received : 2014.03.26
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of myofascical release (MR) on the degree of pain and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) in middle-aged women. Participants were 28 middle-aged women and MR carried out three times (1, 3, 5 day) at intervals of two times. We did survey about changes of pain before the MR and how they changed after the MR. Also measured pressure pain threshold (PPT) and visual analogue scale (VAS) by using the algometer at trapezius muscle. In median nerve, we did motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) test and sensory nerve conduction velocity (SNCV) test for measuring incubation period, amplitude and nerve conduction. The most painful time was 18~21 and the most painful part was shoulder. The pain scale, PPT and VAS after the MR had significantly decreased than before the MR. The latency was significantly decreased and the amplitude was significantly increased in the MNCV and the latency was significantly decreased in the SNCV after the MR. Also it was effective in ameliorating pain scale and latency of NCV. Consequently, the MR can be effective in prevent pain scale caused by fatigue in middle-aged women as replacement therapy.


Median nerve;Middle-aged women;Myofascial release;Nerve conduction study;Pain


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