Noncardiac chest pain and fibromyalgia.
Med Clin North Am. 2010 Mar;94(2):275-89
Authors: Almansa C, Wang B, Achem SR
Fibromyalgia (FM) remains an enigmatic and challenging clinical entity to manage, given its far-reaching spectrum of symptoms, chronicity, associated psychopathology, and lack of clinically available diagnostic tests. However, recent insights into the pathophysiology of FM offer hope that this condition, as with all members of the central sensitization syndromes, can be more readily diagnosed, measured, and treated. This paper presents the epidemiology features and pathogenesis of FM in the context of evaluating NCCP as a prototype among central pain sensitization syndromes. Evidence for the multimodality approach to treatment of this condition is also presented.
PMID: 20380956 [PubMed - in process]