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Chronic muscular Pain treatment with Muscular Acoustic Modulator Device in elderly
© Mandolesi et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
- Published: 19 May 2010
- Acoustic Wave
- Quality Life
- Pain Treatment
- Acoustic Modulator
- Muscle Contracture
Muscles Contractures are an important part of multi-factorial etiology of chronic pain.
MAM® is an acoustic waves device modulated in power and frequency (0-50 Hz, 0-5 Bar) for treatment of muscular contractures.
If the treatment of the chronic muscular contractures with MAM® can improve quality life in elderly.
We have analyzed the results of a comprehensive examination of 5 over 60 age patients (Group 1: aged 76+/-5,2 years) and 5 control over 60 age patients (Group 2; aged 74+/-2,2 years). Every group was studied with a manual objective examination of the skeletal muscle apparatus to find perceived and evoked contractures reported on a paper map support. This map allows to transfer with accuracy to the physiotherapist which are the points on which he must make MAM® treatment.(Group 1: contractures 22,8 +/-1,47 ; Group 2: contractures 23,4 +/-2,03). To each group was given a BPI-sf (Brief Pain Inventory) to have a review of quality life the first day of examination and at the last day of treatment. Group 1 was treated with an acoustic wave modulator device (MAM®) , once a week, for four weeks. Each point was treated three times every sitting (16 sec for point). Group 2 was not treated
Contracture points I treatment
Contracture points IV treatment
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