Does exercise improve symptoms in fibromyalgia?

Medwave. 2015 Dec 14;15 Suppl 3:e6335. doi: 10.5867/medwave.2015.6335.
[Article in En, Spanish]

Abstract

It has been proposed that fibromyalgia could be managed by pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Regular physical exercise is commonly used as a non-pharmacological intervention. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified 14 systematic reviews including 25 randomized trials. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table following the GRADE approach. We conclude that regular physical exercise probably reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

Se postula que la fibromialgia se podría manejar tanto de manera farmacológica como no farmacológica. El ejercicio físico regular corresponde a una de las intervenciones no farmacológicas más comúnmente planteadas. Utilizando la base de datos Epistemonikos, la cual es mantenida mediante búsquedas en 30 bases de datos, identificamos 14 revisiones sistemáticas que en conjunto incluyen 25 estudios aleatorizados. Realizamos un metanálisis y tablas de resumen de los resultados utilizando el método GRADE. Concluimos que el ejercicio probablemente disminuye el dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Exercise Therapy / methods*
  • Fibromyalgia / physiopathology
  • Fibromyalgia / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Treatment Outcome