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Insomnia Is a Serious Comorbidity for People with Chronic Pain
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose. But a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may have found a brain signature that red flags the disease.
Patients experiencing pain from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might find relief from an unlikely source.
“Physical exercise is an essential component of any treatment for fibromyalgia, and plenty of studies have demonstrated that low-impact aerobic exercise offers the most benefits," said Jamil Natour, MD, PhD.
Observed improvements were not statistically significant above placebo, and there remains no approved medication for adolescent sufferers of fibromyalgia.
In an extensive review of previous studies and trials, the European League Against Rheumatism has assigned recommendations for and against various pharmacological and non-pharmacological fibromyalgia treatments.
You may have seen reports on the “treatment” on TV or heard that some of Beverley Hills’ richest citizens are raving about it, but whole body cryotherapy (WBC) doesn’t yet have the data to back up the many health benefits claimed by its boosters.
What happens when someone with psoriatic arthritis also has fibromyalgia? Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel were determined to find out.
The Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) can help physicians make the determination, but just how reliable is it?

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