Fibromyalgia After Motor Vehicle Collision: Evidence and Implications

The purpose of this review is to assess the evidence for a causal association between motor vehicle collision and development of fibromyalgia (FM) using the criteria integrating evidence that physical trauma may trigger the development of FM into a contemporary understanding of FM and its causes. To move forward from this point, further case control or other population based designs are necessary to more firmly establish causation, and to better understand the precise mechanisms that are operative. Such research could identify patients at high risk of developing FM after physical trauma and other stressors, identify important biological and psychosocial factors involved in the development of FM, and develop secondary prevention strategies. Available evidence indicates that the post event environment can have a significant influence on the development of chronic symptoms after a traumatic event.

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  • Authors:
    • McLean, Samuel A
    • Williams, David A
    • Clauw, Daniel J
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01001494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2005 4:25PM