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Will Chronic Pain Always Get Worse Over Time?

Published: May 15th, 2014

Does pain processing worsen the longer one has had Fibromyalgia? At the Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research, we are trying to unravel the role of aging for pain sensitivity and […]

Transcranial Direct Current or Repetitive Magnetic Stimulation for FM Pain

Published: March 28th, 2014

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a chronic widespread pain condition that is accompanied by fatigue, cognitive disturbances, and dysfunction. Patients suffering from FM also experience decreased quality of life and increased […]

Will Brain Connections Help Reveal the Brain’s Secrets?

Published: February 28th, 2014

We have sought to understand the brain for as long as we have been able to formulate thought. However, with over 100 billion neurons working together, the human brain remains […]

Will Florida Soon Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Published: February 12th, 2014

In November, Floridians will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana. The marijuana would be available only through a prescription for the treatment and management of “debilitating medical conditions”, such as […]

Inflammatory Biomarkers in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Major Depression

Published: January 15th, 2014

Major depression is a mental disorder characterized by fatigue, low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, and lack of energy. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder […]

Role of Non-Restorative Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Published: January 7th, 2014

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are both multifactoral, debilitating disorders that affect a significant portion of the general population. Many of the abnormal findings detected in patients […]

Do Viral Infections Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Published: December 18th, 2013

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating medical condition that is characterized by persistent, unexplained fatigue, insomnia, and pain which not relieved by rest and sleep. The cause of CFS […]

Does Running Increase the Risk of Knee Arthritis?

Published: November 7th, 2013

There is this myth that distance running is likely to contribute to the development of arthritis because it involves high impact joint loading.   However, a new study entitled, “Why […]

Do Small Fiber Neuropathies Cause Fibromyalgia?

Published: September 19th, 2013

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a chronic pain condition that is associated with abnormal pain sensitivity, mood disturbances, and fatigue. Despite everything we know about FM, its cause and pathophysiology are […]

Does Weather Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Published: September 1st, 2013

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, fatigue, cognitive difficulty, and mood disturbance. The cause and underlying mechanisms responsible for FM are only partially […]