Widespread pain in fibromyalgia is related to a deficit of endogenous pain inhibition

@article{Julien2005WidespreadPI,
  title={Widespread pain in fibromyalgia is related to a deficit of endogenous pain inhibition},
  author={Nancy Julien and Philippe Goffaux and Pierre Arsenault and Serge Marchand},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={114},
  pages={295-302}
}
A deficit of endogenous pain inhibitory systems has been suggested to contribute to some chronic pain conditions, one of them being fibromyalgia. The aim of the investigation was to test whether endogenous pain inhibitory systems were activated by a spatial summation procedure in 30 fibromyalgia, 30 chronic low back pain, and 30 healthy volunteers who participated in a cross-over trial (two sessions). Each session consisted of visual analog scale ratings of pain during the immersion of… CONTINUE READING

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