Will Chronic Pain Always Get Worse Over Time?

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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 pain processing. We want to understand what happens to pain processing over time and how medications influence brain and spinal cord processing of pain. Through special heat and pressure testing and brain/spinal cord MRI, we will get a deeper understanding of these intricate mechanisms, and we may be able to develop better treatments and diagnostic options for chronic pain patients in the future.

For more information about our pain and fatigue studies, call us at (352) 265-8901 or email us at painresearch@medicine.ufl.edu