Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Most Common Disease of 50plus: The Clinical trials and Studies of Musculo-Skeletal disorders(MSDs) - Fibromyalgia Alternative Treatment - The Massage therapy

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are  medical condition mostly caused by work related occupations and working environment, affecting patients’ muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves and developing over time. A community sample of 73 females and 32 males aged 85 and over underwent a standardised examination at home. Musculoskeletal pain was reported by 57% of those interviewed(1).

      Types of Musculo-Skeletal disorders in elder

1. Osteoarthritis
2. Gout
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Polymalagia Arthritis
5. Cervical myleopathy and spinal canal stenosis
6. Osteoporosis
7. Low back pain
8. Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia, according to the American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia in the newly proposed criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia are 1) widespread pain in combination with 2) tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites(a) as a result in responding to pressure.

                        The Treatment

B. Alternative treatments 
Several types of alternative medicine have some potential for future clinical research. However, due to methodological inconsistencies across studies and the small body of evidence, no firm conclusions can be made at this time. we present here some of alternatives which have played an important role in human history for treatment of Fibromyalgia, according to the DePaul University(231) and Dicle University(232), in review of information regarding the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
5. Massage therapy
Massage therapy is a technique manipulated to stimulate the function of soft tissues, including muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments. As a stand-alone treatment, it reduces pain and improves function and some musculoskeletal conditions, particular in a short term benefit(247).
According to the Ahi Evran University, massage therapy significant improved pain intensity, pain pressure threshold in comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy(244).
In a system review conduced by Dr. Li YH and colleagues at the Liaocheng People's Hospital, 5 weeks and plus massage therapy showed an beneficial immediate effects on improving pain, anxiety, and depression in patients with FM, but large-scale randomized controlled trials with long follow-up are necessary to confirm the current findings(245).
A single session of muscle-biased therapy, using Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and MEDLINE from the inception of each database until July 2012, MBT was found effectively in reduced pressure pain thresholds in comparison to no-treatment and sham/inert groups and induced same effects comparable with those of other active treatments, according to the reports from 24 randomized controlled trials (23 articles) were included, representing 36 MBT treatment arms and 29 comparative groups(246).

(244) Comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy and connective tissue massage in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial by Ekici G1, Bakar Y, Akbayrak T, Yuksel I.(PubMed)
(245) Massage therapy for fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by Li YH1, Wang FY1, Feng CQ1, Yang XF1, Sun YH1.(PubMed)
(246) Effect of a single session of muscle-biased therapy on pain sensitivity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by Gay CW1, Alappattu MJ, Coronado RA, Horn ME, Bishop MD.(PubMed)

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