Fibromyalgia symptoms are often misunderstood, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, or AAFP. These symptoms include tender spots at specific areas of the body that can be especially painful to pressure or touch. The exact cause is unknown, but some studies show that genetic factors may predispose … Read More
Fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease: It wasn't until 1981 that the first controlled study to identify symptoms of fibromyalgia was published. And it wasn't until 2005 that the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia.
So exactly what is fibromyalgia? It's "a generalized … Read More
For reasons yet to be fully understood, people with fibromyalgia feel more pain than normal. Fibromyalgia sufferers’ brains show activation patterns in pain processing areas when only mild pressure or heat is applied. Researchers believe that part of what contributes to fibromyalgia is an imbalance of the neurotransmitter serotonin. This … Read More
Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain, affects millions of people in the U.S. About twice as many women as men experience symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts aren’t sure why the risk is so much higher in women than … Read More
In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005.
“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized … Read More
What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is viewed as a rheumatic condition (like arthritis), even though it doesn't cause inflammation or joint damage. Hallmark fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue and chronic pain from “tender points”—places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when touched.
Other fibromyalgia symptoms include … Read More
Despite the very real and well-documented nature of fibromyalgia, people with fibromyalgia syndrome still face an uphill battle when it comes to getting their disease validated, let alone properly diagnosed and treated. In the conventional medical model there are very few … Read More