SAMPLE: Based on current research, what is the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the general population? Plus 11 more questions on fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and cancer combined. Here are some facts and figures about pain for you to consider.
An obese woman in her thirties with a history of fibromyalgia syndrome, depression, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and diabetes mellitus presents to her local emergency department with 1 week of gradually worsening midline back pain.