Fibromyalgia (FM) is a frequent, complex condition of chronic musculoskeletal pain with no evidence for biological correlates. For this reason, despite many efforts from the medical community, its construct still appears ill defined. Promising candidate biomarkers are critically reviewed. A research agenda is proposed for developing a clearer construct of FM. The ideal theoretical framework is one of overcoming the illness–disease dichotomy and considering reciprocal interactions between biology and behaviour. This approach may foster research in other fields of pain medicine and of medicine in general.

A theoretical framework to improve the construct for chronic pain disorders using fibromyalgia as an example / D. Kumbhare, L. Tesio. - In: THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE. - ISSN 1759-720X. - 13(2021 Jan 28), pp. 1-9. [10.1177/1759720X20966490]

A theoretical framework to improve the construct for chronic pain disorders using fibromyalgia as an example

L. Tesio
2021

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a frequent, complex condition of chronic musculoskeletal pain with no evidence for biological correlates. For this reason, despite many efforts from the medical community, its construct still appears ill defined. Promising candidate biomarkers are critically reviewed. A research agenda is proposed for developing a clearer construct of FM. The ideal theoretical framework is one of overcoming the illness–disease dichotomy and considering reciprocal interactions between biology and behaviour. This approach may foster research in other fields of pain medicine and of medicine in general.
chronic pain disorders; fibromyalgia; rehabilitation
Settore MED/34 - Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa
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