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It has become increasingly apparent that muscle pain in Sjogren’s syndrome and other connective tissue disorders is commonly a manifestation of the central sensitization of fibromyalgia (FMS). A recent study complements the findings of several other recent studies showing a strong correlation between Sjogren’s syndrome and FMS. Increased awareness of these associations is critically important to rheumatologists who care for the majority of these patients as the treatment of tissue inflammation is very different from the treatment of central sensitization.
(Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, Vol. 10, Number 4, 2002. Literature Reviews: Fibromyalgia Review by Robert M. Bennett, M.D.)