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The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain
Therapeutic Implications

Edited By

Robert M. Bennett

ISBN 9780789017437
Published August 22, 2002 by CRC Press
298 Pages

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Book Description

Is chronic fatigue syndrome an early process of muscle aging?
Is fibromyalgia a central pain state?

This book covers the latest developments in pain research as presented at the Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain (MYOPAIN 2001). It examines the results of a wide scope of basic and applied research on soft-tissue pain, with a strong focus on therapeutic approaches. Its three main sections explore the neurobiology of central sensitization, regional pain syndromes, and chronic widespread pain. In addition, this well-referenced book presents a fascinating chapter on the complex relationship between muscle pain and aging. Handy graphs, charts, and illustrations make the information easy to assimilate.

The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain: Therapeutic Implications contains up-to-date information on:

  • the brain?s reactions to states of persistent pain
  • the physical aftermath of torture
  • ways to define and address the emotional distress that commonly observed in chronic pain patients
  • the mechanisms and manifestations of muscle hyperalgesia
  • the pathophysiology of inflammatory muscle pain
  • regional muscle pain syndromes
  • state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology of visceral pain and visceral-somatic pain representations
  • a case study of a physical therapy approach to fibromyalgia using Myofascial trigger points
  • the epidemiology of widespread pain and its development after injuries
  • syndromes that share overlapping clinical features with fibromyalgia
  • the connection between HPA dysfunction, ANS dysfunction, and fibromyalgia
  • the plasticity of excitatory synaptic transmission in the spinal dorsal horn and its role in the pathogenesis of pain hypersensitivity
  • how the central mechanisms of pain transmission relate to pharmacological systems that are responsible for generating central sensitization states
  • what PET and MRI show us about the role that the cerebral cortex plays in the perception and modulation of pain

Table of Contents

Preface: MYOPAIN 2001, Introduction: The Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, MYOPAIN 2001, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 9-13, 2001, Muscle Pain and Aging, The Neurobiology of Central Sensitization, The Pharmacology of Central Sensitization, Is Fibromyalgia a Central Pain State?, Imaging Pain in the Brain: The Role of the Cerebral Cortex in Pain Perception and Modulation, Brain Mechanisms of Persistent Pain States, Suffering and Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Deep Tissue Hyperalgesia, Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Muscle Pain, Masticatory Myofascial Pain: An Explanatory Model of Regional Muscle Pain Syndromes, Neurophysiological Basis of Visceral Pain, Myofascial and Visceral Pain Syndromes: Visceral-Somatic Pain Representations, Physical Therapy Approach to Fibromyalgia with Myofascial Trigger Points: A Case Report, The Epidemiology of Chronic Widespread Pain, Fibromyalgia Associated Syndromes, The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Fibromyalgia: Where Are We in 2001?, The Autonomic Nervous System and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Persistent Pain in Victims of Torture, The Development of Widespread Pain After Injuries, Index

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