Fibromyalgia and physical trauma: the concepts we invent.

  title={Fibromyalgia and physical trauma: the concepts we invent.},
  author={Frederick Wolfe and Winfried H{\"a}user and Brian T. Walitt and Robert S. Katz and Johannes J. Rasker and A. S. Russell},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={41 9},
Despite weak to nonexistent evidence regarding the causal association of trauma and fibromyalgia (FM), literature and court testimony continue to point out the association as if it were a strong and true association. The only data that appear unequivocally to support the notion that trauma causes FM are case reports, cases series, and studies that rely on patients' recall and attribution - very low-quality data that do not constitute scientific evidence. Five research studies have contributed… CONTINUE READING

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