Neurodynamic Mobilization Alleviates Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Neurodynamic Mobilization Alleviates Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
For some patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), neurodynamic mobilization may be able to help with reducing pain and other ailments associated with FMS. A new study, "Results of an Active Neurodynamic Mobilization Program in Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial," appearing in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, explained how a neurodynamic mobilization program helped improve pain, neurodynamics, functional status, and fatigue in patients with FMS. "The neurodynamic mobilization technique is a form of manual therapy that directs force to neural structures through the positioning and movement of multiple joints," stated Janet Rodríguez Torres, PT, MSc, lead author on the study. In general, neurodynamics encompasses biomechanical, physiological, and morphological systems related to the nervous system. For this specific study, recruited patients used tensioning and sliding exercises to mobilize the nerve roots of their upper and lower extremities. Most other studies focus on pain as the symptom relieved by neurodynamic mobilization. This study used additional measures, as well as the Brief Pain Questionnaire and the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, to test the effects of neurodynamic mobilization. Patients completed the upper limb neurodynamic test (ULNT), the slump test, and the Straight Leg Raising (SLR) test as a means to show changes in upper and l
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