Study Shows Thermal and Discomfort Thresholds Are Lower in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Comorbid Fibromyalgia

Study Shows Thermal and Discomfort Thresholds Are Lower in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Comorbid Fibromyalgia
shutterstock_206466139Results from a recent study published in the journal European Neurology, indicate thermal and discomfort thresholds are lower in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and comorbid Fibromyalgia in comparison to healthy individuals. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological disease with pain being reported as one of the most common and disabling symptoms, with a prevalence range between 29 and 82%. From the forms of chronic pain in MS, fibromyalgia (FM) comorbidity has been reported in the latest stage of MS, and resulting similar to those reported in rheumatic diseases like SLE and RA. MS patients have lower thermal and discomfort thresholds , but those thresholds have not been evaluated in MS patients with FM comorbidity. To examine the thermal and discomfort thresholds in the assessment of pain intensity between MS patients with FM (PFM+) and MS patients with pain not associated to FM (PFM-), in their study entitled “Chronic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Utility of Sensory Quantitative Testing in Patients with Fibromyalgia Co
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