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Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate how a mechanical massage technique (LPG technique) could contribute to the treatment of fibromyalgia.

DESIGN

Feasibility study.

SETTING

A single center.

PARTICIPANTS

Ten women having a preexisting diagnosis of fibromyalgia based on American College of Rheumatology criteria were enrolled.

INTERVENTION

Subjects received a total of 15 sessions of mechanical massage administered by a physical therapist once a week.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and a physical examination scoring tender points (number, pain intensity). Evaluations were conducted at the screening visit, after 7 sessions (V7), and after completion of 15 sessions (V15).

RESULTS

Most of the parameters (pain intensity, physical function, number of tender points) showed a significant improvement at V15 compared with screening.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings suggest the possibility that the studied intervention might be associated with positive outcomes in women with fibromyalgia, and support the need for a controlled clinical trial to determine its efficacy.

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    Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville, OH 43043, USA.

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Feasibility Studies
    Female
    Fibromyalgia
    Follow-Up Studies
    Humans
    Massage
    Middle Aged
    Pain Measurement
    Patient Satisfaction
    Physical Therapy Modalities
    Probability
    Prospective Studies
    Quality of Life
    Risk Assessment
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16401454

    Citation

    Gordon, Chrisanne, et al. "Use of a Mechanical Massage Technique in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: a Preliminary Study." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 87, no. 1, 2006, pp. 145-7.
    Gordon C, Emiliozzi C, Zartarian M. Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;87(1):145-7.
    Gordon, C., Emiliozzi, C., & Zartarian, M. (2006). Use of a mechanical massage technique in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a preliminary study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(1), pp. 145-7.
    Gordon C, Emiliozzi C, Zartarian M. Use of a Mechanical Massage Technique in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: a Preliminary Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;87(1):145-7. PubMed PMID: 16401454.
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