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

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

 
Print Page
Email Article

The natural history of chronic pain in the community: a better prognosis than in the clinic?

  [ 41 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 16, 1996


OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictors of improvement at 2
years in subjects with chronic widespread pain ascertained
from a community survey.

METHODS: As part of a community
based epidemiological survey on the occurrence of pain, 141
subjects (age range 24-74 years; 44 men, 97 women) were
selected for more detailed assessment. Followup information
on pain experience was collected at a median of 27 months
(range 15-35). Subjects were categorized according to whether
they had no pain, chronic widespread pain (according to the
American College of Rheumatology criteria), or regional pain,
both at initial assessment and followup. In addition,
subjects were examined at both time periods for tender
points.

RESULTS: Of those with chronic widespread pain at
initial assessment, 35% still had chronic widespread pain at
followup, 50% regional pain, and 15% no pain. Of those
originally with regional pain, 65% still had regional pain,
19% chronic widespread pain, and 16% no pain at followup.
Logistic regression analysis was conducted to examine factors
among those with chronic widespread pain associated with
still having these symptoms at followup. Female sex, older
age, leaving school at a young age, high tender point count,
high levels of fatigue, or additional physical or
psychological symptoms were all associated with symptoms
being less likely to resolve.

CONCLUSION: Chronic widespread
pain in the community has a generally good prognosis.
However, those with additional symptoms associated with the
fibromyalgia syndrome were more likely still to have chronic
widespread pain 2 years later.

MacFarlane GJ, Thomas E, Papageorgiou AC, Schollum J, Croft PR,
Silman AJ




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra ATP+, Double Strength


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
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

Natural Remedies

Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant Improvements in Memory, Learning, and Cognition.3 Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant Improvements in Memory, Learning, and Cognition.3
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health
Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World

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

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

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