Fibromyalgia is an extremely common chronic pain disorder that affects the muscles and soft tissues and results in widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body.
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men, and the common symptoms are widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Other symptoms include fatigue, altered mood, sleep disturbances, cognitive issues and joint pain. The exact causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, but a variety of factors are thought to contribute to fibromyalgia pain. These factors include physical or emotional trauma, genetics and infections.
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WHO CAN GET FIBROMYALGIA?
There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia and it can be difficult to treat, however, there are a variety treatment options that can help control symptoms. Conservative treatment methods include exercise, massage therapy, relaxation and stress-reduction therapies, physical therapy and medication.