Table 2: Exclusion criteria.

Description

(1) Active inflammatory or connective tissue disease thought to affect the patient's pain (i.e., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia)
(2) Active endocrine disorder that might affect the patient's pain (i.e., hypothyroidism, diabetes)
(3) Active neurological disorder that might affect the patient's pain (i.e., peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis)
(4) Active cardiac disease