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Chronic Neck Pain Common Among Car Crash Victims, but Most Don't Sue

Jan. 17, 2014 — A new study finds chronic pain to be common among people involved in car accidents. However, most people in the study who reported persistent neck pain were not engaged in litigation six weeks after ... read more

Pleasure, Pain Brain Signals Disrupted in Fibromyalgia Patients

Nov. 5, 2013 — New research indicates that a disruption of brain signals for reward and punishment contributes to increased pain sensitivity, known as hyperalgesia, in fibromyalgia patients. Results suggest that ... read more

It's Shocking: Ultra-Focused Electric Current Helps Brain Curb Pain

Oct. 28, 2013 — Imagine significantly reducing a persistent migraine or fibromyalgia by a visit to a doctor who delivers low doses of electricity to the ... read more

Pregabalin Significantly Improves Fibromyalgia Pain in Patients Who Also Suffer from Depression

Oct. 27, 2013 — Pregabalin (Lyrica® Capsules CV) can significantly improve fibromyalgia pain in people who also are being treated for depression, according to new ... read more

Fibromyalgia Sufferers Get Pain Relief from IV Lidocaine

Oct. 13, 2013 — Patients with fibromyalgia resistant to more routine therapies have a new pain relief treatment available. Intravenous (IV) lidocaine infusion provided significant pain relief to fibromyalgia ... read more

Evidence of Nerve Damage in About Half of Fibromyalgia Patients

July 30, 2013 — About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia -- a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms -- was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence ... read more

Weather Conditions Do Not Affect Fibromyalgia Pain or Fatigue

June 4, 2013 — Weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients, study suggests. Results suggest, however, that individual patients ... read more

New Canadian Guidelines for Treating Fibromyalgia

May 6, 2013 — Physicians have published a review article to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromyalgia. The article represents the first time researchers have published Canadian guidelines to help manage ... read more

Regular, Moderate Exercise Does Not Worsen Pain in People With Fibromyalgia

May 2, 2013 — For many people who have fibromyalgia, even the thought of exercising is painful. Yet a new study shows that exercise does not worsen the pain associated with the disorder and may even lessen it over ... read more

Alcohol, Fibromyalgia, and Quality of Life

Mar. 15, 2013 — Low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers, finds a study. Too much alcohol reversed this effect. The chronic pain of fibromyalgia is ... read more

Drugs to Treat Fibromyalgia Just as Likely to Harm as Help, Review Finds

Feb. 21, 2013 — Among fibromyalgia patients taking either of two commonly prescribed drugs to reduce pain, 22 percent report substantial improvement while 21 percent had to quit the regimen due to unpleasant side ... read more

Study Assesses Mood Disorders With TMJ Pain

Jan. 16, 2013 — There is an ongoing debate about the role of psychological disorder symptoms as risk factors for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Previous studies have associated depression and TMJ pain but large ... read more

Dec. 20, 2012 — More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. But treating and studying chronic pain is complex and presents many challenges. Scientists have long searched for a method to objectively ... read more

Men With Fibromyalgia Often Go Undiagnosed

Dec. 19, 2012 — Fibromyalgia is a complex illness to diagnose and to treat. There is not yet a diagnostic test to establish that someone has it, there is no cure and many fibromyalgia symptoms -- pain, fatigue, ... read more

Fibromyalgia and the Brain: New Clues Reveal How Pain and Therapies Are Processed

Nov. 11, 2012 — According to new research, pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia may be caused by a problem with the way pain stimuli are processed in the brain. Abnormal pain signal processing may also be ... read more

Topical NSAIDs Provide Relief from Arthritis Pain

Sep. 21, 2012 — For those suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- in the form of creams, gels and patches -- can bring weeks of pain ... read more

Sep. 5, 2012 — A chronic pain condition and numerous gastrointestinal disorders may all be caused by a virus. That's a Tuscaloosa-based surgeon's theory likely headed for a clinical trial early next year ... read more

Chronic Vulvar Pain Related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Interstitial Cystitis

Aug. 1, 2012 — Women with vulvodynia at much higher risk for other chronic pain conditions, according to a new ... read more

Role of Impaired Sleep in Fibromyalgia Pain Explored

Apr. 23, 2012 — Patients coping with the complex pain disorder fibromyalgia often have difficulty sleeping, and a new study reports that despite the negative quality of life implications, poor sleep is not a ... read more

Psychological Intervention Reduces Disability and Depression in Adolescents With Fibromyalgia

Nov. 22, 2011 — A recent trial shows cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces functional disability and depressive symptoms in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. The psychological intervention was found to be safe ... read more

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