When more and more women with fibromyalgia began seeking care for pelvic pain syndromes, researchers from Oregon Health & Science University set out to examine the connection in a larger group of patients.
Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CWP) felt throughout the body is a global problem that affects an estimated 10% to 15% of the general population, British researchers have found. But some societies report far more CWP than others.
It may be easy to write a prescription for opioids in hopes that they will do the trick for patients struggling with fibromyalgia pain. But the best path towards effective analgesia may not require medication at all.