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Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and fear of exercise in adolescents.

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Weight Loss in Obesity: An Effect on Pain?

Weight Loss in Obesity: An Effect on Pain?

Weight loss may result in improved pain, symptom severity, depression, and fibromyalgia scores in patients with obesity.

Understanding Fibromyalgia for Optimal Patient Care

Understanding Fibromyalgia for Optimal Patient Care

Fibromyalgia — which affects an estimated 4% to 10% of the US population, with a 7-time higher prevalence in women vs men — has remained a clinically nebulous entity, and one that is very difficult to manage effectively.

On the Importance of Screening for ADHD in Patients With Fibromyalgia

On the Importance of Screening for ADHD in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.

Pregabalin Monotherapy Superior to Opioids With or Without Pregabalin in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Pregabalin Monotherapy Superior to Opioids With or Without Pregabalin in Patients With Fibromyalgia

The use of pregabalin alone vs pregabalin plus opioids or opioids alone may result in more favorable outcomes in terms of pain interference and pain severity in patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Pain: Two Simple Tests

Fibromyalgia Screening in Patients With Chronic Pain: Two Simple Tests

Achilles tendon pressuring and inquiry about "persistent deep aching pain over most of [the] body" may effectively screen for fibromyalgia in patients with chronic pain.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life.

Caffeine and Opioid Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia-Like Chronic Pain

Caffeine and Opioid Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia-Like Chronic Pain

Caffeine is associated with lower pain catastrophizing, greater physical function, and lower pain interference in patients taking opioids to manage fibromyalgia pain.

Pressure Pain Sensitivity Predicts Response to Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

Pressure Pain Sensitivity Predicts Response to Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

Pressure pain sensitivity is differentially linked to response to sham vs verum acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia.

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

Response to Pregabalin for Fibromyalgia-Related Pain in Patients Taking Antidepressants

Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Effective on Multiple Fibromyalgia-Associated Symptoms

Transcranial random noise stimulation was shown to alleviate fibromyalgia-associated symptoms.

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