Fibromyalgia Information Center
No difference was recorded between patients treated with lidocaine plus amitriptyline versus patients treated with acetaminophen and tramadol.
The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy may not outweigh the intensive training and medical costs associated with the treatment.
Due to the limited amount of high-quality human studies, craniosacral therapy should not be suggested as a first-line treatment.
Spatial extent of pain, pain aftersensation and negative mood were better predictors of pain variance than measures of poor sleep.
Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.
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.
Should all patients with fibromyalgia undergo sleep studies?