Biomedical models of fibromyalgia.

  title={Biomedical models of fibromyalgia.},
  author={Samuel A McLean and Daniel J. Clauw},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={27 12},
PURPOSE Fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic widespread pain (CWP) are common, but the etiology of these disorders remains poorly understood. A large body of data indicates a neurobiological basis for these disorders, but this information has not been effectively transmitted to many medical professionals. METHODS Contemporary data on the epidemiologic characteristics of FM and CWP are reviewed, and evidence for a neurobiological basis for these disorders is presented. In addition, possible… CONTINUE READING

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