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Efficacy of extremely-low-frequency magnetic field in fibromyalgia pain: A pilot study

Teresa Paolucci, MD, PhD, et al.

Magnetic field therapy has been applied to accelerate bone healing, treat osteoarthritis and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system, alleviate pain, enhance the healing of ulcers, and reduce spasticity. Extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MFs) are effective in decreasing chronic pain and osteoarthritis and reducing fatigue in multiple sclerosis. Although the precise mechanism of ELFMFs remains unknown, they have unexpected shortterm analgesic effects in neuropathic pain, too. There are no studies in the literature regarding the efficacy of ELF-MF in fibromyalgia. The aim of this pilot study was to test whether ELF-MF reduces chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients.

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 1023 — 1034

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Paolucci T, Piccinini G, Iosa M, Piermattei C, de Angelis S, Grasso MR, Zangrando F, Saraceni VM. Efficacy of extremely low-frequency magnetic field in fibromyalgia pain: A pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):1023–34.
ORCID: Teresa Paolucci, MD, PhD: 0000-0002-8694-1404

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