A condition known for widespread musculoskeletal pain; often centralized at “trigger points”. These are spots on the body, often joints, where the pain seems to radiate from. Other symptoms include fatigue, memory and mood issues, sleep disturbances and cognitive difficulties (Fibro fog).
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
It has been theorized that the widespread pain and other issues come from a processing issue within the brains pain receptors. There is no known singular test for Fibromyalgia; rather a diagnosis comes from a complete history, symptoms and physical exam. A variety of medications have been found to help ease the symptoms of Fibromyalgia as there is no cure.« Back to Glossary Index