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Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
We do not completely understand fibromyalgia.
However we do know that trauma can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia

In brief: Yes
We do not completely understand fibromyalgia.
However we do know that trauma can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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