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Frequency & impact of regional musculoskeletal disorders – fibromyalgia research

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Regional musculoskeletal disorders are a major cause of

morbidity both in the community and in the workplace. They

comprise a heterogeneous group of conditions that are, for the

most part, poorly characterized. Consequently, agreed

diagnostic criteria have not existed for many of these

disorders, and epidemiological investigations have used varied

or ill-defined approaches to case definition. This chapter

describes our current understanding of the epidemiology of

regional pain disorders and details the strengths and

weaknesses of the available data. Pain syndromes can be

divided anatomically into those which cause generalized pain,

such as fibromyalgia syndrome and myofascial pain syndromes,

and those which are confined to one regional anatomical area.

The latter group comprise those of the neck, shoulder, elbow,

wrist/hand, hip, knee and ankle/foot. Current information is

considered on the known risk factors for disorders at these

sites, in addition to their impact upon both the individual

and society.

Linaker CH, Walker-Bone K, Palmer K, Cooper C

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