Myofascial Release of Physiological Chains and Muscle Stretching in Patients With Fibromyalgia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03408496|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2019
Muscle stretching is a therapeutic technique commonly used by physiotherapists, but for the treatment of fibromyalgia it still has weak evidence to support its real effect. On the other hand, myofascial mobilization in the location of tender points, as it is the solution for the population, demonstrating effects on the improvement of the symptoms, but not yet achieving the minimal clinically important change. In this context, myofascial release guided by physiological chains, so far not studied, is presented as an alternative to improve pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia because it acts in a global way and, probably, more effective.
This study evaluates the effect of myofascial release of the trunk physiological chains and muscle stretching on pain, quality of life and functional capacity of patients with fibromyalgia when compared to the control group.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fibromyalgia||Other: Myofascial release Other: Muscle stretching Other: Control||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||38 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Participants will be allocated in 3 groups. The myofascial release group, muscle stretching group and control group.|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Myofascial Release of the Trunk Physiological Chains and Muscle Stretching on Pain, Quality of Life and Functional Capacity of Patients With Fibromyalgia: Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 23, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 16, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 19, 2019|
Experimental: Myofascial release
Eight consecutive weekly sessions lasting 40-45 minutes of myofascial release of the trunk physiological chains. The connective tissue of the flexion chain and the posterior static chain will be released. The myofascial release will be obtained through the mechanical effect produced by the friction of the therapist's hand with a surface of the patient's body, which is performed through "traces" executed with the fingers (thumb supported or middle finger on the indicator to achieve effect local) following as addressed chains. The release will be repeated until the feeling of local relaxation of the tissue.
Other: Myofascial release
Experimental: Muscle Stretching
The muscle stretching protocol described by Bressan (2008) will be followed, which consists of 8 consecutive weekly sessions, lasting 40-45 minutes. In dorsal decubitus or sitting, the triceps surae, hamstring, gluteal, paravertebral, latissimocondyloideus, pectoral, trapezius and respiratory muscles will be stretched. The exercises will be performed in a series of five repetitions for 30 seconds.
Other: Muscle stretching
Active Comparator: Control
It will perform only the treatment prescribed by the responsable doctor, wich can be the use of drug and/or psychological treatment, and will be followed clinically by a rheumatologist during four medical appointments to monitor medication and follow in the analgesic's diary, according the standard procedure of attending the hospital where the patients will be recruited.
- Pain intensity level change [ Time Frame: Baseline, after 4 weeks since the beginning of the treatment, after 8 weeks since the beginning of the treatment, follow-up (after 12 weeks since the beginning of the treatment) ]Self reported pain intensity measured by the Visual Analog Scale, wich ranges from 0 to 10, where 0 means absence of pain and 10 means the worst pain already felt
- Quality of life score change [ Time Frame: Baseline, after 4 weeks since the beginning of the treatment, after 8 weeks since the beginning of the treatment, follow-up (after 12 weeks since the beginning of the treatment) ]Evaluated by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, wich evaluates aspects of functional capacity, work status, psychological disturbances and physical symptoms. The total score ranges from 0 to 100, where higher scores have a worst impact of fibromyalgia on quality of life and functional capacity.
- Amount of analgesic ingested [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ]Measured by the analgesic diary, wich is filled weekly
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03408496
|Universidade Federal de Pernambuco|
|Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 50740-560|