Low-level laser therapy and anesthetic infiltration for orofacial pain in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial.

CONCLUSIONS:The LLLT by GaAlAs and anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% were equally effective to control orofacial pain in FM individuals.
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The objectives of this article are the following: 1) to examine fibromyalgia and somatic symptom disorder analogy. 2) to discuss stress-evoked neuropathic pain sexual dimorphism, and 3) to propose a neuropathic pathogenesis that may explain how stressed women could develop fibromyalgia. Recent research demonstrates a clear link between fibromyalgia and small fibre neuropathy. Dorsal root ganglia contain the small nerve fibre nuclei. In rodents, physical, chemical, or environmental stressors lead to dorsal root ganglia phenotypic changes and to hyperalgesia. This phenomenon is much more frequent in females. Prolactin, oestr...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: van Campen C(MC, Rowe PC, Verheugt FWA, Visser FC Abstract OBJECTIVES: Muscle pain and fibromyalgia (FM) are common among individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). We recently demonstrated that during orthostatic stress testing, adults with ME/CFS reported increased pain. In the current study, we hypothesised that pain pressure thresholds (PPT) would decrease and temporal summation (windup) would increase after head-up tilt testing (HUT), and that the presence of co-morbid FM would be associated with greater change in both measures. METHODS: We studied adult ME/CFS p...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Condition:   Fibromyalgia Interventions:   Other: Conventional;   Procedure: Bowen Sponsors:   Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital;   Chinese University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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This study examines intramuscular pressure in the trapezius as an alternative mechanism for understanding FMS pain. METHODS: 108 patients who satisfied the ACR criteria for FMS and 30 patients who met the ACR criteria for another rheumatic disease comprised the study groups. Muscle pressure was measured in mmHg using a pressure gauge attached to a No. 22 needle inserted into the mid portion of the trapezius muscle. In addition, FMS patients and rheumatic disease controls had dolorimetry testing, digital palpation, and reported pain scores. RESULTS: Muscle pressure was substantially higher in patients with FMS with ...
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this study will show if patient-led, fibromyalgia-orientated exercise is more effective than a general exercise programme on fibromyalgia-related outcomes, including quality of life, and on adherence to continued exercise.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.govNCT03895086. Registration no. 2018-A02881-54. Registered on 29 March 2019
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Authors: Dumpit JR, McGuire CD, Wang FY, Crandall B, Chen TC Abstract Pain is prevalent in our society, affecting more than a quarter-million U.S. adults and leading to poor patient outcomes. At the Veteran's Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), a Telephone Pain Clinic (TPC) was developed to improve these outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of TPC in improving neuropathic pain. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at the VASDHS comparing pre- and post- self-rated Numeric Rating Scale (NRS-11), an 11-point scale from 0 to 10 with 0 equaling no pain and 10 equaling mos...
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research
Imagine being in pain and having your doctor tell you it’s all in your head. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon experience for many of the six million Americans living with fibromyalgia, a chronic, painful condition. People with fibromyalgia experience widespread pain, aches, and stiffness in muscles and joints throughout the body, as well as unusual tiredness. No one knows what causes this condition, and no apparent physical cause has been identified thus far. The most likely culprit is a brain malfunction that amplifies normal nerve responses, causing people with fibromyalgia to experience pain or other symptom...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Bones and joints Fatigue Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Our results indicate that ESR1 PvuII/XbaI variants are possibly effective in the development of FMS and some clinical features. PMID: 32914729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
Condition:   Fibromyalgia Intervention:   Other: Pain Neuroscience Education and Physical Exercise Sponsors:   Maimónides Biomedical Research Institute of Córdoba;   Castilla-León Health Service Completed
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