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IV lidocaine plus amitriptyline has no impact in fibromyalgia

IV lidocaine plus amitriptyline has no impact in fibromyalgia

No difference was recorded between patients treated with lidocaine plus amitriptyline versus patients treated with acetaminophen and tramadol.

Feature Weighing the pros, cons of craniosacral therapy

Weighing the pros, cons of craniosacral therapy

The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy may not outweigh the intensive training and medical costs associated with the treatment.

Feature Craniosacral therapy may be helpful, but not curative

Craniosacral therapy may be helpful, but not curative

Due to the limited amount of high-quality human studies, craniosacral therapy should not be suggested as a first-line treatment.

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Sleep measures no help in predicting fibromyalgia pain

Spatial extent of pain, pain aftersensation and negative mood were better predictors of pain variance than measures of poor sleep.

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Detecting sleep abnormalities early helps reduce fibromyalgia risk

Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.

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Fibromyalgia diagnosis common, but challenging

Although Fibromyalgia is one of the most prevalent chronic pain diagnoses in the United States, no single laboratory or physical exam will help clinicians identify the disorder, a speaker told audiences at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual NP meeting.

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Does fibromyalgia require sleep testing?

Should all patients with fibromyalgia undergo sleep studies?

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