[New approaches to diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia in spinal osteochondrosis]

Ter Arkh. 2001;73(4):40-5.
[Article in Russian]


Aim: To compare effectiveness of manual and bioresonance therapies for fibromyalgia (FM) in spinal osteochondrosis (SO).

Material and methods: The trial enrolled 60 FM patients with x-ray diagnosis of SO. In addition to routine clinical examination all the patients have undergone kinesthetic study with estimation of the muscular syndrome index, brain echoscopy, neurological examination, electropuncture diagnosis. Group 1 patients received manual therapy (MT) and point massage (PM); group 2 patients received MT, PM and bioresonance therapy (BRT). The treatment took 5-6 weeks. The examinations were made before the treatment and 1-1.5 months after it.

Results: The response was observed in both the groups, but in group 2 it occurred more frequently and earlier, was higher and longer. BRT produces no side effects, has no contraindications, acts on the body systemically. It is rather effective against symptoms of neurocirculatory dystonia frequently diagnosed in FM patients.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Complementary Therapies*
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Female
  • Fibromyalgia / diagnosis*
  • Fibromyalgia / etiology
  • Fibromyalgia / therapy*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Manipulation, Spinal
  • Massage
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteochondritis / complications*
  • Spinal Diseases / complications*
  • Time Factors