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.