In 2015 The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) announced their campaign theme “Make Fibromyalgia Visible” to promote awareness and this is exactly what New England Patriot Dominique Easley is doing.
In 2014, Dominique Easley, at the young age of 23, was a first-round draft pick out of the University of Florida by the New England Patriots. His sixteen-year-old sister, Destinee, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 11.
Destinee looks like a typical 16 year old. She loves to joke with her family and laugh. She is an honor roll student,... [Read More]
Do you catch the sniffles at the drop of a hat? And, what about that hacking, dry, or phlegmy cough? When you get one, does it last for weeks or even months? The physical results of a compromised immune system affe...
Reduced dermal nerve fiber diameter in skin biopsies of patients with fibromyalgia.
Recent studies have provided evidence of pathology and functional abnormalities of small nerve fibers as a po...
I remember being a teenager, staying overnight at my best friends and not sleeping more than four hours; and as a young adult going out dancing with my friends until 2 a.m., needing to be at work the next morning by 7 a.m. I thought I wa...
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Are trigger point injections cumulative over time? Q:I have been getting weekly trigger point injections for a month. I don't see any improvement. Are the injections cumulative over time or can you suggest anything else for pain?
One should know immediately whether a myofascial trigger point injection is effective. Firstly, if the trigger point is accurately located there should be a sharp pain when it is pierced; sometimes this is associated with a... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]