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Massage therapy to neck muscles may help with pain of fibromyalgia


August 27, 2020
By Fibromyalgia News Today

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A form of massage therapy that applies moderate pressure on the neck muscles, given in short twice-weekly sessions, significantly lowered perceptions of pain in women with fibromyalgia, results of a small clinical trial show. A correlation was also found between pain and anger-hostility scores, as well as fatigue and sleep measures in these women, and the researchers suggested it might be a suitable treatment option. The study, “Effects of Manual Therapy on Fatigue, Pain, and Psychological Aspects in Women with Fibromyalgia,” was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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