Latest Research Findings on Fibromyalgia

This year the National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) is sponsoring a conference to present the latest research findings on fibromyalgia. Since more than six million Americans are affected by this disorder, the topic is of interest to many patients and health care professionals.

Patients with fibromyalgia have widespread muscular pain and tender points along with severe fatigue. Over 50 other symptoms of all sorts have also been reported along with the primary muscular pain. Females (including children) are the most likely group to develop fibromyalgia. Women ages 20 to 55 are affected most often.

The symposium will be held September 9-10, 2006 in Salem, Oregon. Several major areas of research will be presented and discussed at the meeting such as:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for fibromyalgia research
  • Spinal stenosis linked with fibromyalgia
  • Neurochemical abnormalities in fibromyalgia
  • Role of autonomic nervous system in fibromyalgia
  • Gene therapy for pain

    For more information, contact the NFRA directly at 1-800-574-3468 or visit the NFRA website on-line at www.nfra.net.

  • Reference: 

    National Fibromyalgia Research Association. What's New in Fibromyalgia and the CNS. In The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. August 2006. Vol. 23. No. 8. Pp. 537-602.

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