Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition surrounded by much controversy in what establishes a diagnosis, what would be the consistent historic features, and most of all, what can be done about it — the therapy plans. Doctors look polarized, they “believe in it” or they do not.
Fibromyalgia impacts as many as 4 million Americans age 18 and older. Although the most common age range of diagnosis is between 35 and 45 years old, most fibromyalgia sufferers have had chronic pain and other symptoms that started much earlier in life. The hallmark symptoms of fibromyalgia include long-term diffuse pain, extreme tiredness, cognitive […]
Let’s begin by discussing exactly what fibromyalgia is. Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition aside from osteoarthritis. It is a long-term, chronic condition associated with widespread pain in the bones and muscles, extreme exhaustion, and areas of tenderness.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. 75-90 percent of the people who have FM are women. If you have Fibromyalgia then you have probably already discovered that medicine is not very successful […]
While there is no clear consensus about what causes fibromyalgia, researchers believe fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals and is the result, not from a single event, but from a combination of many physical and emotional stressors.