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

Vitamin D supplements, sleep could help manage pain

Bacopa: The Herb That May Increase Your Brain Power

Eat More Yogurt and Avoid Osteoporosis

Lilac Oil: More Than Just for Fragrance

Coffee, herbal tea may help prevent liver fibrosis

Crafty Uses for Carrot Seed Oil

Higher omega 3 levels linked to improved brain blood flow

Curcumin, resveratrol, ursolic acid show promise against prostate cancer

Olive oil compound could help protect against brain cancer

Probiotic use linked to improved symptoms of depression

 
Print Page
Email Article

Abstract: Evoked pain measures in fibromyalgia

  [ 30 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • July 14, 2003


Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2003 Aug;17(4):593-609.  Gracely RH, Grant MA, Giesecke T.  Departments of Medicine, Rheumatology and Neurology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor VAMC, 48109-0483, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Fibromyalgia is defined by widespread pain and tenderness at a minimum of 11 of 18 defined tender points. Current evidence indicates that tender points are not unique to fibromyalgia and are simply regions in the body where all people are more tender. Tenderness (i.e. sensitivity to pressure) is widespread in fibromyalgia rather than being confined to tender points, and patients are also more sensitive to heat, cold and electrical stimulation.

Using the number of painful tender points as a measure of tenderness is clinically expedient but is theoretically vulnerable to bias and is influenced by subjective distress. Other means of assessing tenderness (e.g., pressure dolorimeter devices, or more elaborate psychophysical methods) demonstrate the same increased pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia that is noted with tender point assessments, but these measures are relatively independent of biasing factors or distress.

Fibromyalgia is one of only a few syndromes defined by the presence of both spontaneous (i.e., clinical) and evoked (i.e., experimental) pain. While the issues associated with the evaluation of spontaneous pain are shared with all chronic pain syndromes, the issues associated with the evaluation of evoked pain sensitivity are specific to fibromyalgia and related musculoskeletal disorders.

This chapter focuses on the evaluation of altered pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia. It describes current measurement methodology, briefly reviews studies of sensitivity to experimentally evoked painful and non-painful sensations, analyses the factors assessed by different measurement methodologies, and concludes with recommendations for future diagnostic criteria and measurement methods.

PMID: 12849714 [PubMed - in process]




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

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


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Joint Aches May Have Met Their Match in Curcumin Joint Aches May Have Met Their Match in Curcumin
Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function
Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
Break Free From Fibromyalgia Break Free From Fibromyalgia
The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream

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

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map