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Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.
TLDR
There is strong evidence that multicomponents treatment has beneficial short-term effects on the key symptoms of FMS and strategies to maintain the benefits of multicomponent treatment in the long term need to be developed.
Efficacy of different types of aerobic exercise in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
TLDR
An aerobic exercise programme for FMS patients should consist of land-based or water-based exercises with slight to moderate intensity two or three times per week for at least 4 weeks, and continuing exercise was associated with positive outcomes at follow-up.
Workplace stress, lifestyle and social factors as correlates of back pain: a representative study of the German working population
TLDR
This study reports the first representative epidemiological prevalence data for back pain, and its correlates and potential risk factors, for the German working population, and suggests the most promising behavioural and conditional prevention measures in the workplace would be to reduce carrying stress and to vary working posture.
Circulating cytokine levels compared to pain in patients with fibromyalgia -- a prospective longitudinal study over 6 months.
TLDR
The results suggest that proinflammatory cytokines TNF-alpha and IL-8 are involved in FM, but they do not apparently provoke the pain of FM directly.
Somatization Revisited: Diagnosis and Perceived Causes of Common Mental Disorders
TLDR
Among patients meeting criteria for comorbid somatoform with anxiety and/or depressive disorders, complementary assessment of patient-perceived causes, a key element of illness explanatory models, was related to levels of functional impairment and short-term prognosis.
Radiographic Changes in the Lumbar Intervertebral Discs and Lumbar Vertebrae With Age
TLDR
Using a new procedure and the database of reference values, it is possible to measure the height of lumbar discs and concavity of vertebrae objectively and precisely and to compare the results quantitatively with reference values.
Internet-based aftercare for patients with back pain-a pilot study.
TLDR
The Internet-based aftercare intervention following multidisciplinary therapy for back pain was shown to be feasible and well accepted and should be tested with a larger-scale randomized controlled trial.
The Role of TNF-α in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain—A Prospective Comparative Longitudinal Study
TLDR
TNF-α seems to have a significant role in patients with chronic low back pain, however, the pathophysiology of this process, the clinical relevance of TNF- α and, especially, its part in a potential therapy regimen in these patients need to be more closely examined and defined in additional studies.
Central Processing of Acute Muscle Pain in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients: An EEG Mapping Study
  • M. Diers, C. Koeppe, H. Flor
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official…
  • 1 February 2007
TLDR
Results indicate enhanced perceptual sensitization and enhanced processing of the sensory-discriminative aspect of pain, as expressed in the N80 component, in CLBP patients, and may be related to the affective distress observed in this patient group.
Exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A biopsychosocial approach.
TLDR
This clinical update discusses key aspects of a biopsychosocial approach concerning exercise prescription for CMP and considers both patient needs and clinician competencies and provides evidence-based guidance on exercise prescription through a synthesis of published work within the field of exercise and CMP rehabilitation.
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