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How is fibromyalgia compared to chronic pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Chronic pain is a non-specific term for any painful condition that lasts 3-6 months or longer. Fibromyalgia describes a condition in which there is widespread pain above and below the waist on both sides of the body usually associated with other features like poor sleep, fatigue, sometimes thinking problems, sometimes problems with the bowels and bladder and sometimes depression.

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Chronic pain is a non-specific term for any painful condition that lasts 3-6 months or longer. Fibromyalgia describes a condition in which there is widespread pain above and below the waist on both sides of the body usually associated with other features like poor sleep, fatigue, sometimes thinking problems, sometimes problems with the bowels and bladder and sometimes depression.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Specific cause

Fibromyalgia is a specific cause of pain, recognized on the basis of presence of specific tender/trigger points.

In brief: Specific cause

Fibromyalgia is a specific cause of pain, recognized on the basis of presence of specific tender/trigger points.
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