Unfortunately, there is no definitive test for many of the chronic pain conditions that may be ailing sufferers. TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and many chronic back pain conditions do not have a means to be diagnosed; rather, they are a diagnosis-by-deduction. With this, the possibility for misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis is raised considerably.
Last week the Journal of Internal Medicine published “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria” online ahead of the print version. The new criteria was developed by an impressive panel of 26 ME/CFS experts from 13 different countries. Notably, there was 100% agreement among panel members on the final…