Fibromyalgia: Diagnosing & Development of New Criteria

Dr King is in the private practice of pain medicine in New York, and he is clinical professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, New York. Twenty years ago, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) introduced the following clinical criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM)1: • A history of widespread pain, defined as pain present on both the left and right sides of the body and above and below the waist • Pain on palpation in at least 11 of 18 defined … [Read more...]

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