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Any body suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome ?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Anyone can suffer from fibromyalgia but is much more common in women.
No one is quite sure why this is so.

In brief: Yes

Anyone can suffer from fibromyalgia but is much more common in women.
No one is quite sure why this is so.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly women

Women are prone to this and it usually occurs after age 30.
It can occur in men and affect younger people, but in my practice, most young people with "fibromyalgia, " : a diagnosis of exclusion, have another cause for their pain.

In brief: Mostly women

Women are prone to this and it usually occurs after age 30.
It can occur in men and affect younger people, but in my practice, most young people with "fibromyalgia, " : a diagnosis of exclusion, have another cause for their pain.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No, are cofactors

? can fibromyalgia afflict anyone.
No! Multiple co-factors (childbirth, obesity, mechanical injury & hypermobility) conjoin as pelvic biomechanical destabilizer; causing tilted body tower in gravitational field; incurring widespread repetitive stress soft tissue injuries from asymmetric biomechanical function; thereby evoking symptom constellation within "umbrella label" called "fibromyalgia".

In brief: No, are cofactors

? can fibromyalgia afflict anyone.
No! Multiple co-factors (childbirth, obesity, mechanical injury & hypermobility) conjoin as pelvic biomechanical destabilizer; causing tilted body tower in gravitational field; incurring widespread repetitive stress soft tissue injuries from asymmetric biomechanical function; thereby evoking symptom constellation within "umbrella label" called "fibromyalgia".
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia, FM, sufferers commonly have: femaleness, youth, first degree female relatives with FM, obesity, oft multiple childbirths, pelvic girdle injury from MVA/falls/lifting accidents, prolonged sedentariness & weak soft tissues due to illness or injury & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Unifying factors: soft tissue injury in body tower with unstable joints repetitively stressed by gravity.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Certain co-factors predispose the evolution & development of Fibromyalgia by magnifying chronic gravitational repetitive stress of deconditioned soft tissues: Obesity, joint instabilities resulting from ligament injuries, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, pelvic girdle instability, & spinal scoliosis all stress & strain the upright body musculoskeletal tower.
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