Treating Chronic Pain: Resources for Professionals

Exercise Biology blog:  What should fitness professionals understand about pain and injury

Aquatic Therapy University: simply amazing stuff.

Scholarly Articles:

The Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Other Chronic Pain Conditions, by Muhammad Yunus.  Great article that discusses how conditions such as fibromyalgia syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular disorder, restless legs syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome share a common link in central sensitization.

Central Sensitization: Uncovering the Relationship Between Pain and Plasticity.  Clifford Woolf, Anesthesiology, 2007.

Central sensitization: Implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain.  Clifford Woolf; published in Pain, March 2011.

Biology & Therapy of Fibromyalgia: Pain in Fibromyalgia Syndrome, by Ronald Staud.  From the Arthritis Research and Therapy Journal, courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

New and emerging therapeutic agents for the treatment of fibromyalgia: an update by Jill M. Recla.  From the Journal of Pain Research

The Clinical Concept of Fibromyalgia as a Changing Paradigm in the Past Twenty Years by Mary-ann Fitzcharles and Muhammad Yunus

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Intensive Neurophysiology Education in Chronic Low Back Pain: a scholarly article that discusses how Lorimer Moseley and his team found that teaching patients about pain can actually increase their level of function.

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