Effects of xenon irradiation of the stellate ganglion region on fibromyalgia

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Author(s)

    • Nakajima Fukami
    • Daiichi Rehabilitation Hospital, Japan| Department of Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University: 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan| Department of Locomotor Science, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Nishiogi Pain Clinic, Japan
    • Aratani Satoko
    • Department of Locomotor Science, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Future Medical Science Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Integrated Genome Editing Section (iGES) Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
    • Fujita Hidetoshi
    • Department of Locomotor Science, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Future Medical Science Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Integrated Genome Editing Section (iGES) Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
    • Akiyama Masako
    • University Research Administration Office, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
    • Makita Koshi
    • Department of Anesthesiology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University: 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan
    • Nakajima Toshihiro
    • Daiichi Rehabilitation Hospital, Japan| Department of Locomotor Science, Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Bayside Misato Medical Center, Japan| Future Medical Science Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan| Integrated Genome Editing Section (iGES) Institute of Medical Science, Tokyo Medical University, Japan

Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of the study was to determine the effect of xenon irradiation of the stellate ganglion region on fibromyalgia. [Subjects] The study included 5 men and 22 women (age, 56.4 ± 16.3 years [range, 25–84 years]) who were diagnosed with fibromyalgia according to the modified 2010 criteria of the American College of Rheumatology between July and August 2013. [Methods] Bilateral xenon light irradiation (0.38–1.1 μm) around the stellate ganglion was performed in the supine position by physical therapists using a xenon phototherapy device. We evaluated pain before and after irradiation using the visual analogue scale. [Results] We did not observe a relationship between the change in the visual analogue scale score and duration of fibromyalgia. However, we observed a relationship between the change in the visual analogue scale score and the score for the Japanese version of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire using the Cochran-Armitage test for trend. [Conclusion] Xenon light irradiation of the stellate ganglion significantly decreased the visual analogue scale score in patients with fibromyalgia having a higher score in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, suggesting that a stronger effect could be obtained in patients with more severe fibromyalgia.

Journal

  • Journal of Physical Therapy Science

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 27(1), 209-212, 2015

    The Society of Physical Therapy Science

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004835113
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0915-5287
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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