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All Fibromyalgia Articles

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common chronic pain disorder affecting 3% to 8% of the general population.
A preliminary study explores the potential link between fibromyalgia and impaired glucose metabolism.
A higher dose may be efficient to treat patients in this population
Photobiomodulation, or low-level light therapy can be used to treat fibromyalgia syndrome. This case study reviews an at-home approach of using light therapy.
The BCG vaccine could become a huge part of future treatments for fibromyalgia and diabetes.
LDN has shown great benefits to those with chronic pain conditions.
A new blood test can detect fibromyalgia with 94% accuracy.
Clinicians can improve their ability to distinguish between overlapping symptoms of pathologic fatigue, mood/depression, and pain in 3 syndromes: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Genetic factors play a role in the development of fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. Learn what genes may influence a person's perception and sensitivity to pain.
Learn more about the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain.
Although juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM) is one of the most understudied pain syndromes in children, in recent years more has come to light about the clinical characteristics, long-term outcomes, and effective treatments for managing the many symptoms of JFM.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome manifested by widespread pain, stiffness, fatigue, cognitive difficulties (“fibrofog”), and non-refreshing sleep.
In-depth fibromyalgia article. It reviews the literature and examines the etiology, comorbid symptoms and disorders, and non-pharmacological treatment options for fibromyalgia.
Recognizing an increasing focus on fibromyalgia and a developing need for information, the authors conducted a survey of providers, primarily from Vermont, with the goal of evaluating their awareness and treatment of fibromyalgia.
It has long been recognized that the optimal management of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is multimodal and multispecialty—multimodal in all patients and invoking multispecialty consultation when indicated. Article review fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatments.
Juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM) is a chronic condition of widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and nonrestorative sleep. The prevalence of JFM among school-aged children is approximately 1% to 6%. Learn more about JFM in this pain management-focused article
Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a common clinical disorder that is characterized by chronic widespread pain. Although pain is the most prominent symptom, there are many other manifestations that mix and match as they contribute importantly to the morbidity of FM. Article reviews practical tips for diagnosis and treatment.
Intriguing case of a 54-year-old woman with fibromyalgia and sleep apnea.
Article address the overlap of sleep apnea and fibromyalgia. How do you effectively treat both?
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Article addresses fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatments.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) can be used to treat fibromyalgia. Includes cases to review.
A pilot study of chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia demonstrated a positive response to topical herbal agents. Which herbs did they respond best to?
While few therapies have proven effective in the past, recent pharmacologic advances provide new hope for this difficult-to-treat disorder.
A survey of current fibromyalgia treatment approaches together with an overview and case studies of a new "old" treatment approach (cannabis).
This article explains how new therapies, combining complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) approaches, and pharmacotherapy, provide options in treating chronic musculoskeletal pain.
A practical approach to the differential diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes.
This article is part one of a series of articles on the neural plasticity model of fibromyalgia theory, assessment, and treatment. It presents the basis for understanding fibromyalgia theories.
This article is the third installment of a series of articles that discusses the neural plasticity model of fibromyalgia theory, assessment, and treatment. Also included is a discussion of sEMG and other treatment options for fibromyalgia.
This article discusses the neural plasticity model of fibromyalgia theory, assessment, and treatment. Article also reviews EEG neurotherapy as a direct treatment technique and also discusses outcomes measurements for fibromyalgia.
Part four of a series reviews fibromyalgia and somatoform pain disorder tests and treatment options.
This article is part two of a series of articles on the neural plasticity model of fibromyalgia theory, assessment, and treatment. Article also discusses sEMG and EEG as assessment techniques for fibromyalgia.
Dynamic functional capacity and movement assessment via sEMG is a viable tool in treating patients with FMS.
The controversies, misunderstandings, and lack of knowledge surrounding fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain and the absolute mess the diagnostic label of “fibromyalgia” has created have been well reviewed.
Learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has a number of modalities that may help treat primary and secondary symptoms in patients who have fibromyalgia.
Article discusses the criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia. The American College of Rheumatology updated its fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria in May 2010.
The osteopathic approach to the patient with fibromyalgia is characterized by a comprehensive, functional, health-oriented, patient-centered management plan that restores the patient’s adaptive potential.
The Fibromatome Map bridges the gap between recent pharmaceutical discoveries of widespread pain due to hyperactive nerves and interventional spine medicine by effectively identifying and treating specific nerve roots that cause widespread pain.
Therapeutic low-level laser has good pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects and has been shown to increase the quality of life in Fibromyalgia patients.
Acupuncture may be a useful intervention to manage chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Learn about the efficacy and effectiveness of this complementary treatment for firbromyalgia.
Article highlights the basics of milnacipran, a treatment option for fibromyalgia. Learn how milnacipran works to relieve fibromyalgia-related pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms.
Growth hormone deficiency was found in many fibromyalgia patients in a community rheumatology practice. How does that potentially affect fibromyalgia treatment and general understanding of fibromyalgia?
A proposed framework for sub-types within the greater "fibromyalgia construct"addresses the heterogeneous fibromyalgia population and moves toward a rational, mechanistic approach to therapy.
Read about using duloxetine in the treatment of fibromyalgia. In got FDA approval in 2008 to be used as a fibromyalgia medication.
In late October 2005, the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), a non-profit patient advocacy organization, posted an internet survey developed by a distinguished task force of experts who were
A review of the evidence that fibromyalgia is associated with a disruption of dopaminergic neurotransmission together with a discussion of its therapeutic implications.
The National Fibromyalgia Association offers two new healthcare professional programs.
Guidelines for Beneficial Group Exercise for Fibromyalgia
Sleep Disturbances in Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia in Older Adults
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