Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Diminish Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Publication

PLOS ONE

Author(s)

Shai Efrati, Haim Golan, Yair Bechor, Yifat Faran, Shir Daphna­Tekoah, Gal Sekler, Gregori Fishlev, Jacob N. Ablin, Jacob Bergan, Olga Volkov, Mony Friedman, Eshel Ben­Jacob, Dan Buskila

Abstract

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a persistent and debilitating disorder estimated to impair the quality of life of 2–4% of the population, with 9:1 female­to­male incidence ratio. FMS is an important representative example of central nervous system sensitization and is associated with abnormal brain activity. Key symptoms include chronic widespread pain, allodynia and diffuse tenderness, along with fatigue and sleep disturbance. The syndrome is still elusive and refractory. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on symptoms and brain activity in FMS.

Date

May 26, 2015

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