Modulation of Autonomic Function by Physical Exercise in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Systematic Review

  title={Modulation of Autonomic Function by Physical Exercise in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Systematic Review},
  author={Alexandro Andrade and Guilherme Torres Vilarino and Thiago Teixeira Serafim and Altair Argentino Pereira J{\'u}nior and C{\'i}cero Augusto de Souza and Sofia Mendes Sieczkowska},
To evaluate the effects of physical exercise on autonomic dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM). 
Impact of water therapy on pain management in patients with fibromyalgia: current perspectives
Taking into account the aspects reviewed herein, water therapy is recommended as a nonpharmacologic therapeutic approach in the management of FMS patients, improving pain, fatigue, and quality of life.
Acute effect of strength training on mood of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
It was concluded that a single ST session was sufficient to improve the mood states of patients with fibromyalgia.
Efficiency of an Optimized Care Organization in Fibromyalgia Patients: The From Intent to Move (FIMOUV) Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial
This seems to be the first study evaluating the impact of its intervention on objective data for measuring physical activity and sedentary behavior via accelerometry among FM patients, and will allow us to assess the evolution of behaviors in physical activity after an FM syndrome management based solely on patient education.
Elevated Perceived Exertion in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Meta-analysis
A large effect indicating higher RPE in patients than controls is observed, suggesting people with ME/CFS and FM perceive aerobic exercise as more effortful than healthy adults, but the exact causes are unclear.
The Link between Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Anger: A Systematic Review Revealing Research Gaps
In conclusion, anger might be a meaningful therapeutic target in the attenuation of pain sensitivity, and the improvement of the general treatment effects and health-related quality of life in FMS patients.
Efeito do treinamento resistido em mulheres com fibromialgia: Um estudo de revisão
Resistance training was found to be an important non-drug method capable of mitigating the effects of fibromyalgia in adult women, contributing to the improvement of quality of life, physical and mental health.
Atividade física no paciente reumático: evidência em fibromialgia
  • M. Assis
  • Atividade física em pacientes reumáticos
  • 2019
Nas últimas décadas acumulou-se um grande número de evidências científicas sobre a relação entre atividade física, exercícios físicos e fibromialgia (FM). As primeiras pistas de que atividades e


The American College of Rheumatology Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia and Measurement of Symptom Severity
To develop simple, practical criteria for clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia that are suitable for use in primary and specialty care and that do not require a tender point examination, and to provide
Strengthening Exercises Improve Symptoms and Quality of Life but Do Not Change Autonomic Modulation in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Strengthening exercises show greater and more rapid improvements in pain and strength than flexibility exercises, and this observation suggests that changes in autonomic modulation are not a target to be clinically achieved in fibromyalgia.
Biology and therapy of fibromyalgia. Stress, the stress response system, and fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is proposed to be a sympathetically maintained neuropathic pain syndrome, and genomic data support this contention, and autonomic dysfunction may also explain other fibromyalgia features not related to pain.
Abnormalities of cardiovascular neural control and reduced orthostatic tolerance in patients with primary fibromyalgia.
Lack of increased sympathetic discharge to vessels and decreased cardiac vagal activity characterize their autonomic profile during tilt test, and might account for the excessive rate of syncope.
The Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Other Chronic Pain Conditions
  • M. Yunus
  • Medicine
    Pain research and treatment
  • 2012
Diagnosis and proper management of FMS among these diseases are of crucial importance so that unwarranted use of such medications as corticosteroids can be avoided, since FMS often occurs when RA or SLE is relatively mild.