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Things aren’t Always what They Appear

A few months ago I read an article in Coastal Living magazine while on an airplane. The story itself was interesting, but I couldn’t help but think about the parallels into the life of someone living with fibromyalgia. The article was about a doctor of biomedical research, Dr. Gary Greenberg, who had invented 3-D HD [...]

You Don’t Look Sick! Book Review

In August I told you about the book You Don’t Look Sick: Living Well With Invisible Chronic Illness after attending an Arthritis Foundation conference. It was a finalist for USABook News Best Health Book 2005 and I have just recently read it. The book shares various experiences that Joy Selak, who has fibromyalgia, went through. [...]

No More Tender Points? Part II

This is the continuation of the article from yesterday’s post. Why eliminate the tender point exam? The most cogent argument for eliminating the tender point exam as a diagnostic criteria is that it just isn’t being used. The clinical evaluation of tender points is an acquired skill that is not taught in medical school. It [...]

No More Tender Points? Part I

By Christine Danella Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE This article appears in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine, a publication of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association. Reprinted with permission from NFMCPA. For more information, visit www.fmcpaware.org. —————————————————————————————————– Once the hallmark for diagnosing fibromyalgia – Now a basis of [...]