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describe fibromyalgia.
chronic pain syndrome of unknown etiology that is non-inflammatory
describe the etiology of FM.
affects women 9:1 and is the 2nd most common diagnosis in rheumatology clinics; increases with age and co-morbidity; has a 70% prevalence of co-morbid depression
list the classification criteria for Fibromyalgia.
Pain on the right and left side of the body, pain above and below the waist; pain in the axial skeleton (in any of: cervical spine, anterior chest, thoracic spine, and low back); must have pain on palpation of at least 11 of 18 tenderpoints)
what are the treatments for FM?
1st: improve quality of sleep with TCA; treat depression and anxiety; give exercise prescription; meds
what meds are useful in treating FM?
NSAIDS, aspirin, only partially improve; Tylenol and Tramedol useful; Gabapentin
What meds should be avoided?
Corticosteroids, opiate analgesics
According to Gamber's study on FM, what was most efficacious in treating FM? what did OMT do for the FM pts?
OMT + standard meds was most efficacious; OMT: raised pain thresholds, improved comfort levels and components related to illness; increased perceived functional abilities