Fibromyalgia

Wearable TENS Device Cleared for Fibromyalgia Treatment

The Quell® neuromodulation device (NeuroMetrix) has received the Food and Drug Administration De Novo authorization for use as an aid in reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia in adults with high pain sensitivity. Quell is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) that is worn on the upper calf. The device delivers electrical stimulation to the user…

Nonopioid Drug Therapies Evaluated for Chronic Pain

Various electronic databases were accessed to obtain randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating nonopioid agents in chronic pain patients. The review focused on 7 chronic pain conditions, including neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, low back pain, chronic headache, and sickle cell disease.

CDC: About 1 in 5 US Adults Have Chronic Pain

The prevalences of both chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain were higher among women; older adults; adults who were previously, but not currently, employed; adults living in poverty; those with public health insurance; and rural residents.