Patients with chronic pain frequently have multiple comorbidities that can affect pain level and treatment. The complexity model, presented by John F. Peppin, DO, FACP, at PAINWeek 2013 incorporates categories of factors that might influence chronic pain.
Myofascial pain syndrome may be one of the most difficult diagnoses to differentiate from fibromyalgia, but it should be considered a distinct disorder, said R. Norman Harden, MD, at PAINWeek 2013.
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