ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

10 Fibro-Friendly Foods with a Bonus: Beautiful Skin

Fight Back! Win the War Being Waged Against Your Immune System

Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant...

Clary Sage Oil May Be Pricey, but Its Benefits Are Priceless

Component of red wine, grapes can help to reduce inflammation, study finds

Poly MVA: A Novel Therapy for Increasing Energy, Repairing DNA, and Promoting Overall Health

Pumpkin Pie Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie - Vegan + Gluten-Free

Vitamin D supplementation extends life in mouse model of Huntington's disease

Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

Conquer Your Email Inbox, Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress

Print Page
Email Article

Relationship between traumatic events in childhood & chronic pain - fibromyalgia research

  [ 87 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • January 10, 1999

PURPOSE: The purpose was to examine the relationships between
traumatic events in childhood, such as sexual and physical
abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and three types of
chronic pain: facial pain, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia.
A fourth group, a heterogeneous group of other pain, was used
as a comparison group.

METHOD: Ninety one patients with
chronic pain, age range 20-60, were consecutively recruited
from the outpatient clinics of a rehabilitation hospital and a
general hospital. Patients were given four measures for
completion at evaluation: Childhood History Questionnaire;
Childhood Traumatic Events Scale; McGill Melzack Pain
Questionnaire; Pain Disability Index. Chi- square was used to
test significant differences among four pain groups on sexual,
physical, and verbal abuse; alcoholism; drug dependence;
medications; major upheaval, childhood illness, death of a
family member or friend, and separation or divorce of parents.
Logistic regression was used to predict membership in the four
pain groups.

RESULTS: All pain groups had a history of abuse
exceeding 48%: fibromyalgia, 64.7%; myofascial, 61.9%; facial,
50%; other pain, 48.3%. All groups had a history of family
alcohol dependence exceeding 38%, and a history of drug
dependence ranging from 5.8 to 19.1%. A combined history of
pain, child physical abuse, and alcoholism was prevalent in
12.9 to 35.3%. Logistic regression showed patients who were
female, with an alcoholic parent, using non-narcotic drugs
were more likely to be members of the facial, myofascial, and
fibromyalgia groups.

CONCLUSIONS: Child traumatic events are
significantly related to chronic pain. Since the problem of
child abuse is broader than physical and sexual abuse, health
and rehabilitation agencies must shift from individualized
treatment to interdisciplinary treatment of the family and

Goldberg RT, Pachas WN, Keith D

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map