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Whats idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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Idiopathic is simply a fancy term to say that we do not know what the cause is.
In this case, this would be a very general term that states that the person has musculoskeletal pain and we do not know the cause. The condition that comes closest to this is fibromyalgia which is widespread muscular pain whose cause is unknown.

In brief: See below
Idiopathic is simply a fancy term to say that we do not know what the cause is.
In this case, this would be a very general term that states that the person has musculoskeletal pain and we do not know the cause. The condition that comes closest to this is fibromyalgia which is widespread muscular pain whose cause is unknown.
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