Effects of mud-bath treatment on fibromyalgia patients: a randomized clinical trial

  title={Effects of mud-bath treatment on fibromyalgia patients: a randomized clinical trial},
  author={Antonella Fioravanti and Giuseppe Perpignano and Giuseppe Tirri and Gabriella Cardinale and Chiara Gianniti and Cosima Elvira Lanza and Antonello Loi and Enrico Tirri and Paolo Sfriso and Franco Cozzi},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
The efficacy of balneotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) has been well demonstrated, while controlled studies using mud packs are lacking. We performed a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effects and the tolerability of mud-bath treatment in FS patients, who are poor responders to pharmacological therapy. Eighty patients with primary FS, according to ACR criteria, were randomly allocated to two groups: 40 were submitted to a cycle of 12 mud packs and thermal baths, and 40 were… CONTINUE READING

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