The role of genetics in developing chronic pain is still being researched and better understood. However, there is a tentative belief that a genetic risk factor may exist. Also being examined is the genetics behind the actual condition - the biology of chronic pain. In this case, certain genes and hormones seem to be behind pain.
Fibromyalgia awareness has come a long way. Thanks in large part to Pfizer's Lyrica commercials, anyone who watches TV now has at least a vague knowledge of what fibromyalgia is. But that doesn't stop people from making insensitive comments. There's still a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about this painful…