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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Which of 1000's?: There are so many issues, you cannot get an answer if not more specific!
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: Ask and we will gladly respond.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Question: What are you asking about fibromyalgia? This is an excellent site to look at for information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/ds00079.
Answered on May 8, 2016
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Pain syndrome: ? Re cause, symptoms & treatment fibromyalgia (FM). Obesity, mechanical injury, loose joints, femaleness, sedentary life, lack of sleep, & multiple childbirths associated w. FM. Symptoms: chronic widespread pain (upper & lower back), depression, & restless sleep. Cure: Aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, neutriceuticals, SIJ belt, biofeedback, ingested & topical cannabis, & mindfulness therapies.
Answered on Sep 6, 2015
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
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REACTIVE SUBS: Cytokines TNF & substance P, are released from cells/tissues under assault/injury. Soft tissues: ligaments, tendons, muscles & fascia, release these substances when injured. Mechanical stretch/stress/strain injury causes soft tissue ischemia/anoxia & release of reactive substances; shown by Dr. Shah at NIH. In Fibromyalgia, soft tissues chronically & mechanically stretched.
Sep 6, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
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Medically "-itis" denotes inflammation; in muscle tissue termed "myositis"; in muscle covering, fascia, is "fasciitis". Fascia & muscle are "soft tissues"; as are ligaments & tendons. Mechanically stretched/stressed/strained soft tissues develop inflammation via process of ischemia/anoxia & release of painful reactive substances like substance P; elevated in Fibromyalgia sufferers.
Sep 6, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
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Cervical/shoulder crossed muscle syndromes, one hypertrophic/spastic other atrophic, common in Fibromyalgia & generated by chronic head tilt from functional scoliosis upright. Chronic muscle spasm begets multitude of painful/ischemic/anoxic trigger point "micro-neuropathy". Solution: symmetrical muscle masses absent spasm. Massage, shrug exercise, Cannabis salve, Acupunture, Myofascial Therapy.
Sep 6, 2015
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fibromyalgia: Have a full workup from your general care practitioner to determine if fibromyalgia is the correct diagnosis. If so, pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/
Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Yes: Since a syndrome is a combination of body alterations that fit a pattern, that is an appropriate term for fibromyalgia.
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