The Somatic Connection  |   May 2018
Fibromyalgia Symptoms Reduced by Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Gabapentin
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  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 
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The Somatic Connection   |   May 2018
Fibromyalgia Symptoms Reduced by Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Gabapentin
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2018, Vol. 118, 349-350. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.071
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 2018, Vol. 118, 349-350. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.071
Marske C, Bernard N, Palacios A, et al. Fibromyalgia with gabapentin and osteopathic manipulative medicine: a pilot study [published online January 3, 2018]. J Altern Complement Med. doi:10.1089/acm.2017.0178 
Researchers at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA in Vallejo compared outcomes of gabapentin only, osteopathic manipulative medicine (specifically osteopathic manipulative treatment [OMT]), and gabapentin plus OMT interventions in patients with fibromyalgia. Inclusion criteria were as follows: ages 18 to 65 years, diagnosis of fibromyalgia consistent with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria, pain present for at least 3 months, and pain in 11 of 18 tender points positive by Dolorimetry. This study was carried out before the 2010 ACR fibromyalgia criteria were published, but the authors note that all patients would have met the 2010 ACR criteria. Exclusion criteria included pain from traumatic injury or structural or regional rheumatic disease, rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis, or autoimmune disease; significant psychiatric disease or dementia; substance abuse in past 6 months; and breastfeeding or pregnancy. 
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