Our Research

The Center for Musculoskeletal Pain Research is dedicated to the study of chronic pain and fatigue to further the understanding of the mechanisms that cause pain/fatigue and to develop new, more targeted treatments for these conditions.

Fibromyalgia Volunteers Needed

We are currently recruiting individuals with fibromyalgia to participate in a two visit research study to learn more about the mechanisms behind chronic pain.

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How Weather Can Influence Your Pain

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Many people suffering from chronic pain report that weather conditions worsen their pain. However, researchers have found mixed results. Using a…

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Fibromyalgia and Stress

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Stress has a direct impact on our health and plays a significant role in chronic pain. Previous research has shown that ongoing exposure to stressors…

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Mutations of Mitochondrial DNA May Contribute to…

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Research suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction (decreased cellular energy metabolism) has been shown to contribute to pain perception and chronic…

Mutations of Mitochondrial DNA May Contribute to FM