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Research short: Exercise and the treatment of chronic pain

Dr Mary Wyatt

Researchers have developed an effective treatment for the vexing condition of Fibromyalgia through a detailed and prolonged exercise regimen.

Fibromyalgia is a somewhat controversial and complex disorder which does not have a universally recognised treatment program. The illness results in widespread chronic body and muscle pain, and can sometimes be associated with a prolonged period of disability. Researchers from The Netherlands have decided to explore the impact of a prolonged exercise program on the treatment of fibromyalgia. 42 women were allocated to an intervention group...

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