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Does exercise improve symptoms in fibromyalgia?

PainSci » bibliography » Rain et al 2015
Tags: fibromyalgia, exercise, chronic pain, pain problems, self-treatment, treatment

One article on PainSci cites Rain 2015: A Rational Guide to Fibromyalgia

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It has been proposed that fibromyalgia could be managed by pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Regular physical exercise is commonly used as a non-pharmacological intervention. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified 14 systematic reviews including 25 randomized trials. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table following the GRADE approach. We conclude that regular physical exercise probably reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

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