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Controlled study of the efficacy ozone therapy in Fibromyalgia, a randomised controlled trial [abstract]


INTRODUCTION: Fibromyalgia meaning muscle and connective tissue pain it a disorder classified by the presence of chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to gentle touch (tender points).
Other core features of the disorder include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness.

PURPOSE: The aim of the study is to see the efficacy of ozone in relation to other local anaesthetic and placebo for relief of pain.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Study involved 300 patients with classical Fibromyalgia (ACR criteria) age between 45 and 70.
The first group treated only with ozone 2 - 3 x per week for over 4 necks (15 mcgr/mL)
The second group with local anaesthetic /Lidocain 2 % 10- 20 mL)
The third group, placebo.
Several clinical parameters were monitored during a demonstration in 4-6 weeks.
The clinical examination included vital signs, pain using visual analog Scale, Duration of morning stiffness, night pain, NSAID consumption

1.- Ozone has significant effect in Fibromyalgia in relation to the other two groups.
2.- Function index improved in both groups ozone and anaesthetic.
3.- Ozone treatment is a safe therapy compared to the local anaesthetic.


fibromyalgia; ozone therapy

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WFOTJournal of Ozone Therapy (JO3T)
The Official Peer Reviewed Journal of the World Federation of Ozone Therapy (WFOT)
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