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

15 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds, According to Science

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments

Resveratrol supplementation improves arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetics

CoQ10's Potential Capabilities for Your Health

How Can Melatonin Benefit You?

Testosterone replacement therapy associated with improved urinary, sexual function

Cloves: Boost Your Immune System the Sweet and Spicy Way

8 Chia Seed Recipes

The Many Potential Health Benefits of Curcumin

 
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
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain? Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS
Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A Optimize Your Immune System Naturally: Thymic Protein A
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold

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