Yes. Cervical spine "whiplash" injury ; chronic neck pain oft seen in people with #fibromyalgia (fm). Multiple childbirths ; low back injuries (accidents ; lifting events) causal of chronic low back ; pelvic pain seem more common than neck injuries in people with fibromyalgia. Morgan freeman has come forward with report of delayed onset of fibromyalgia after a motor vehicle accident ; injury.
Yes. We do not completely understand fibromyalgia. However we do know that trauma can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia .
YES and NO. Fibromyalgia as diagnosed is based upon discovering 18 or more tender spots on the body. A whiplash can contribute or even predispose one to all kinds of trigger points. So whiplash can contribute to fibromyalgia pain, but not necessarily so. Need a complete history and exam to try and pinpoint the source of the pain.
Poasible. True fibro is a syndrome of overexcitation of the nervous system. Normal stimuli become painful. As such, many fibro patients become extra sensitive to new painful insults.