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 12/8/08 - New findings from University of Athens in the area of life sciences published

2008 DEC 8 - (NewsRx.com) -- "Electromycographic biofeedback is a therapeutic modality used along with other interventions in the treatment of pain (see also Life Sciences). This article presents a brief review of the effectiveness of electromyographic biofeedback in treating musculoskeletal pain due to cumulative trauma, and may be proposed as an additional intervention to exercise in patellofemoral pain syndrome and acute sciatic pain," investigators in Athens, Greece report.

"Electromyographic biofeedback is comparable to cognitive behavioral treatment and relaxation techniques. When added to an exercise program in patients with patellofemoral pain or acute sciatic pain, no further pain reduction is achieved. Electromyogrphic biofeedback promotes active participation and thus may motivate patients to adopt an active role establishing and reaching goals in rehabilitation," wrote A.G. Angoules and colleagues, University of Athens.

The researchers concluded: "Further search is required to investigate its effect on musculoskeletal pain."

Angoules and colleagues published their study in Orthopedics (Effectiveness of Electromyographic Biofeedback in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain. Orthopedics, 2008;31(10):980-984).

For additional information, contact P.J. Papagelopoulos, University of Athens, School Medical, 4 Christovassili St., Athens 15451, Greece.

The publisher of the journal Orthopedics can be contacted at: Slack Inc., 6900 Grove Rd., Thorofare, NJ 08086, USA.

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