Fibromyalgia and Headaches

Authors

  • Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2013.11

Keywords:

Pain, Fibromyalgia, Headache, Migraine disorders, Tension-type headache

Abstract

Fibromyalgia is characterized for chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain for which no tissue inflammation or damage can be identified. This review aims to examine the studies on fibromyalgia and headache focusing on prevalence, pathophysiology and clinical features. Population studies show that fibromyalgia is a comorbidity of migraine and tension-type headache. Fibromyalgia prevalence in migraine and tension-type headache patients from headache and pain clinics varies from 9.8% to 35.6% and from 35% to 59%, respectively. Chronic forms of migraine and tensiontype headache show a high frequency of fibromyalgia comorbidity and central sensitization could be the link among these conditions. Patients with primary headaches and fibromyalgia have a higher impact of both conditions.

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Author Biography

Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE, Brazil
Ambulatório de Cefaleias, Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz, Universidade de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

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Published

30/06/2013

How to Cite

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Rocha-Filho PAS. Fibromyalgia and Headaches. HM [Internet]. 2013 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Jan. 25];4(2):59-62. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/375

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Review

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