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Fibromyalgia Is Common In People With Jaw And Neck Muscle Conditions, Study Shows
Sunday 2 July 2017
Fibromyalgia Is Common in People with Jaw and Neck Muscle Conditions, Study Shows
A large percentage of patients with craniomandibular (CMD) and craniocervical (CCD) disorders — musculoskeletal conditions that affect the jaw and the neck — also have fibromyalgia, according to a study by researchers at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
The findings suggest that these pain-related conditions are linked, underscoring the need for a multidisciplinary diagnostic approach when examining patients with head and jaw pain.
It is unknown if the underlying fibromyalgia causes the two conditions, or if CMD and CCD influence the development of fibromyalgia.
In the study “Fibromyalgia in patients with chronic CCD and CMD – A retrospective study of 555 patients,” researchers reviewed patient medical records to screen for symptoms of fibromyalgia.
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