Concomitance of fibromyalgia syndrome and cervical disc herniation

dc.contributor.authorGuler, Mustafa
dc.contributor.authorAYDIN, Teoman
dc.contributor.authorAkgol, Erdal
dc.contributor.authorTaspinar, Ozgur
dc.contributor.institutionauthorAYDIN, TEOMAN
dc.description.abstract[Purpose] Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and cervical disc herniation (CDH) are a common diseases commonly encountered in physical therapy clinics. There are also patients who have both of these diseases. In this study we aim to investigated whether FMS is a risk factor for cervical disc herniation and the frequency of their coincident occurrence. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-five patients having a primary FMS diagnosis according to the American Rheumatism Association criteria are taken into consideration and a control group were the subjects of this study. The two groups were compared with respect to cervical disc hernia using cervical region MRI. [Results] The distribution of disc hernia of 6 fibromyalgia patients who had cervical discopathy was: 16.6% C2-3, 16.6% C5-6, 16.6% C6-7, 33.3% C4-5, C5-6 (two levels in two patients) and 16.6% C4-5, C5-6, C7-1 (three levels in one patient). The herniation directions were given as: central in 5 levels, right paramedian in 1 level, and left paramedian disc hernia in 1 level. There were 4 cervical disk hernia in the control group. The herniation direction were central in two, right paramedian in one, and left paramedian in one patient. [Conclusion] In this study, the existence of cervical disc herniation in fibromyalgia patients was found to be not different from the normal population.
dc.identifier.citationGuler M., AYDIN T., Akgol E., Taspinar O., -Concomitance of fibromyalgia syndrome and cervical disc herniation-, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE, cilt.27, ss.785-789, 2015
dc.titleConcomitance of fibromyalgia syndrome and cervical disc herniation