FIBROMYALGIA

MAY 2017 - A very (novel) and interesting investigation about pain modulation in FM patients undergoing acupuncture treatment. Not a systematic review or a meta-analysis, rather a cohort study (considered low quality when investigating whether or not to recommend a treatment option clinically)... but nonetheless, experimental and there's potential for further investigation.

JAN 2017 - Researchers are trying to find a way to “establish a framework for assessing therapeutic mechanisms and predicting treatment response” of individuals via the search for a neurophysiological signature for FM. In other words, by measuring the pain response in FM sufferers and comparing it to non FM people, they hope to set a standard that can be used as both an assessment tool and a predictor of treatment outcomes.

 

CHRONIC BACK PAIN - the pain that keeps on giving!

ACUPUNCTURE + DRY NEEDLING