Texas Researchers Investigate the Impact of a Functional Restorative Program on the Reduction of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Texas Researchers Investigate the Impact of a Functional Restorative Program on the Reduction of Fibromyalgia Symptoms
shutterstock_193958042An important discovery was made in the field of chronic pain and rehabilitation medicine by a group of investigators collaborating from the Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics (PRIDE) and researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and University of Texas at Arlington.  The investigators assessed the efficacy of Functional Restoration Programs (FRP) in the resolution of chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders (CDOMDs) in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).  The results of their investigative study were published recently in the August 2014 issue of Spine. FM is a chronic condition associated with widespread pain in muscles and joints. FM affects approximately 2% to 5% of the U.S. population; however, its prevalence is significantly higher (23 % to 41%) in patients diagnosed with a chronic pain condition such as a CDOMD.  CDOMDs are a group of painful disorders, with an occupational cause, that affect muscles, tendons, and nerves. Disorders such as Carpal tun
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