ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Neurological Diseases; Also Raises Risk of Asthma Attacks, and More

Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%

7 Best Foods You Can Eat

Study: Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood

The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed

CoQ10 supplementation reduces statin-related muscle pain in randomized trial

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity

Natural Gut Viruses Join Bacterial “Cousins” in Maintaining Health and Fighting Infections

 
Print Page
Email Article

Pain Physiology Education Improves the Body's Natural Pain Inhibition in Fibromyalgia Patients

  [ 7 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 13, 2013


Article:

Pain Physiology Education Improves Health Status and Endogenous Pain Inhibition in Fibromyalgia: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.
– Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain, January 30, 2013

By J. Van Oosterwijck, et al.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: There is evidence that education on pain physiology can have positive effects on pain, disability, and catastrophization in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. A double-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was performed to examine whether intensive pain physiology education is also effective in fibromyalgia (FM) patients, and whether it is able to influence the impaired endogenous pain inhibition of these patients. [Endogenous pain inhibition is the body's internal natural ability to inhibit pain.]

METHODS: Thirty FM patients were randomly allocated to either the experimental (receiving pain physiology education) or the control group (receiving pacing self-management education). The primary outcome was the efficacy of the pain inhibitory mechanisms, which was evaluated by spatially accumulating thermal nociceptive stimuli. Secondary outcome measures included pressure pain threshold measurements and questionnaires assessing pain cognitions, behavior, and health status. Assessments were performed at baseline, 2 weeks, and 3 months follow-up. Repeated measures ANOVAS were used to reveal possible therapy effects and effect sizes were calculated.

RESULTS: After the intervention the experimental group had improved knowledge of pain neurophysiology (P<0.001).

  • Patients from this group worried less about their pain in the short term (P=0.004).

  • Long-term improvements in physical functioning (P=0.046), vitality (P=0.047), mental health (P<0.001), and general health perceptions (P<0.001) were observed.

  • In addition, the intervention group reported lower pain scores and showed improved endogenous pain inhibition (P=0.041) compared with the control group.

DISCUSSION: These results suggest that FM patients are able to understand and remember the complex material about pain physiology. Pain physiology education seems to be a useful component in the treatment of FM patients as it improves health status and endogenous pain inhibition in the long term.


Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain, January 30, 2013. By Van Oosterwijck J, Meeus M, Paul L, De Schryver M, Pascal A, Lambrecht L, Nijs J. Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education & Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Physical Medicine and Physiotherapy, University Hospital Brussels, Brussels, Department of Health Care Sciences, Division of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Artesis University College Antwerp, Antwerp, Private Practice for Internal Medicine, Gent/Aalst, Belgium, Nursing and Health Care, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

pain education
Posted by: roge
Feb 13, 2013
oh so now if we just better educate ourselves, we will get less pain. im sorry but i am very well educated yet when i use my muscles and tendons too much i get pain as most do with FM - can we please get some useful studies - geez
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing