EFFECT OF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE IN QUALITY OF LIFE ASSOCIATED WITH FIBROMYALGIA IN PREGNANT WOMAN: A CASE REPORT

Dr. Shweta K. Nahar

Abstract


Fibromyalgia is a rheumatological disorder characterized by chronic widespread body pain, stiffness, fatigue, disturbed sleep, tender points, and poor quality of life. High rates of anxiety, depression, maternal stress, fatigue, mood changes, cognitive impairments and fear of childbirth have been associated with fibromyalgia during pregnancy and thus affecting the quality of life at greater extent. This case study represents a 33 year old, 20 weeks of pregnant woman diagnosed with fibromyalgia with a positive genetic and family history had overall poor quality of life. The benefits of myofascial release technique on pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia were studied previously. Hence the aim of this study was to find out the effectiveness of myofascial release technique on pregnant woman with fibromyalgia. At the end of the 6 weeks of myofascial release there was significant improvement in ADL’s. The stress factor, anxiety, fatigue, pain sensitivity to tender points was significantly reduced. Release of fascial restrictions improves physical function and overall quality of life.


Keywords


Fibromyalgia, Myofascial release, pregnancy, tender points, fatigue, anxiety, quality of life

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