Genetic Factors in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain

Chronic widespread pain, including fibromyalgia, is a pain disorder with genetic links. Learn what genes may influence a person’s perception and sensitivity to pain. Pain is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors, working in concert to control how humans process it. Pain sensitivity falls on a bell-shaped curve in…

Flu-like Symptoms & Central Sensitivity

While central sensitivity involves a lot of flu-like symptoms in general, there are some things that can make these symptoms more pronounced. These symptoms can include flu-like aches and pains (dull, achy, sharp, pinch), altered sense of smell, congestion, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, swollen, soar, and watery eyes,…

Central Sensitization – Diagnosis, Treatment, Disability Benefits

Central Sensitivity Syndrome is a unifying concept that was a major contribution to the field of chronic pain. However, it still remains just that, a concept. Just like Fibromyalgia for many years up until recently, Centralized Pain isn’t a diagnosis, at least not where the International Classification of Diseases or…