The Flemish League for Fibromyalgia Patients and FibroRes fully support scientific research into chronic pain.
In collaboration with the University of Ghent, a number of studies on the impact of chronic pain on the quality of life of patients and their immediate environment are executed.
In one of the planned studies the impact of parental pain on their children, will be examined. Further research is also planned for the helping role of partners.
Participating in the research? Click here for more information. (in Dutch)
Fibromyalgia causes pain, fatigue, reduces the daily functioning and burdens the quality of life of the patient. Despite few available clinical studies, one can say that TENS treatment appears to be effective for many patients with fibromyalgia.
TENS is a treatment in which nerves are stimulated using small, gentle electrical currents. TENS is a treatment method familiar to patients with chronic pain, but less to Fybromyalgiepatients.
There are few direct-described side effects. However there are some important issues and circumstances in which the use of TENS is to be discouraged.
In the accompanying document about fibromyalgia and TENS following issues are covered:
- The working mechanism of TENS
- Important considerations for treatment
- Conditions that discourage the use of TENS
- Results of recent clinical trials
- A doctor medical specialist – himself fibromyalgia patient – testifies…
Read the full article on fibromyalgia and TENS (in Dutch)
Breinwijzer is a school project about brains for 2nd and 3rd grade secondary education. Recently, a discussion evening was organized in which the importance of brains in pain perception was made clear. We recommend a look at www.breinwijzer.be/ evenementen/pijn-zit-tussen-je-oren, you can find even the presentation of that evening.
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