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How many new cases of fibromyalgia are diagnosed each year in developed nations?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Good point

I can't anser that but: in 3rd world countries there is not a term for back pain.
Even if not there is still back pain. Just because fibromyalgia is not recognized doesnot mean it is not there. It is made worse by poor exercise, poor sleep and/or poor control of stress. Consider all of these.

In brief: Good point

I can't anser that but: in 3rd world countries there is not a term for back pain.
Even if not there is still back pain. Just because fibromyalgia is not recognized doesnot mean it is not there. It is made worse by poor exercise, poor sleep and/or poor control of stress. Consider all of these.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: 3-4% of population

? Cases Fibromyalgia yearly/developed nations.
Figure uncertain. Clinical data: 3-4% adults afflicted; mostly females; figure applies trans-culturally; indicatory of no exclusive genetic cause; related to trans-humanness/femaleness: childbirths, hormone Relaxin imparts ligament laxity, delicate pelvises, lesser muscle mass, mundane joint injuries & greater soft tissue loss while ill-sedentary.

In brief: 3-4% of population

? Cases Fibromyalgia yearly/developed nations.
Figure uncertain. Clinical data: 3-4% adults afflicted; mostly females; figure applies trans-culturally; indicatory of no exclusive genetic cause; related to trans-humanness/femaleness: childbirths, hormone Relaxin imparts ligament laxity, delicate pelvises, lesser muscle mass, mundane joint injuries & greater soft tissue loss while ill-sedentary.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
The good news is that there has been improvement in treatment to help decrease the discomfort, improve functioning and lessen the distress.If you are concerned please see you doctor and together you can try and determine if you have the condition and if so , develop a treatment plan that is right for you .
Dr. Laurence Badgley
The demographics of fibromyalgia, multiparous females & males who have had significant low back/pelvis injury, suggests that pelvic bio-mechanical injuries and loss of soft tissue mass & tone due to post-injury rest/splinting are etiologic. Resultant asymmetric body postures beget chronic painful widespread soft tissue spasms with ischemic tender points. Gravity Rules.
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