International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pharmacology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015


Evaluating the Therapeutic Synergism of Pregabalin and Physiotherapy in Fibromyalgia?A Case Report

Arunmozhi R | Khattri S | Narkeesh A | Garg S


Abstract: Background Fibromyalgia (FM) is exemplified by chronic pervasive musculoskeletal pain, which remains a difficult clinical entity worldwide and the management of this condition is a challenge for the health providers. Numerous treatment options are available to improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but a specificity tailored to particular patient is still missing. Thus, in this study we tested the combination of pregabalin with physiotherapy techniques would bring any changes on the fibromyalgia symptoms. Method A 36 year female reported to the psychiatry department with complaints of continuous pain all over the body, with more than 4 year history of stiffness and functional disability. The patient met the 2010 fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria. Visual analogue scale, Pain pressure algometer, revised fibromyalgia impact questionnaire and shortform-36 health surveys were used as the outcome measures to document the changes. The patient was managed for a period of 3 months using pregabalin along with Physiotherapy techniques. Results After three months we found positive results on the management of fibromyalgia. Conclusion Pregabalin combined with Physiotherapy may be synergistic in the treatment of FM had an effect to reduce the severity of pain and improve the pressure threshold and quality of life on fibromyalgia.


Keywords: Fibromyalgia, Fascial release, Pregabalin, Myofascial release, Pain threshold


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 923 - 926


How to Cite this Article?

Arunmozhi R, Khattri S, Narkeesh A, Garg S, "Evaluating the Therapeutic Synergism of Pregabalin and Physiotherapy in Fibromyalgia?A Case Report", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015, pp. 923-926, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB158179

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