Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not.

@article{Cster2008ChronicWM,
  title={Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not.},
  author={Lars C{\"o}ster and Sally Aspegren Kendall and Bj{\"o}rn U C Gerdle and Chris M Henriksson and Karl G Henriksson and Ann Bengtsson},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={600-10}
}
Fibromyalgia is currently classified as chronic widespread pain with widespread allodynia to pressure pain. There are few data describing pain characteristics, quality of life, consequences for daily living, and psychosocial status in patients who meet the classification criteria for fibromyalgia proposed by the American College of Rheumatology compared with patients with chronic widespread pain but not widespread allodynia. This study used a randomly selected sample from the general population… CONTINUE READING