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What causes fibromyalgia?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown cause

The cause is unknown.
Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism.

In brief: Unknown cause

The cause is unknown.
Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic Pain

We do not know what causes fibromyalgia or why some people develop it and others do not.
Some people develop fibromyalgia after infections viral or bacterial. Other cases have developed after physical trauma or severe emotional distress. Often it is combination of many factors.

In brief: Chronic Pain

We do not know what causes fibromyalgia or why some people develop it and others do not.
Some people develop fibromyalgia after infections viral or bacterial. Other cases have developed after physical trauma or severe emotional distress. Often it is combination of many factors.
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic Pain

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In brief: Chronic Pain

Mostly by number of hba!c are not designated as diabetic, but have Insulin resistant.
By lowering Insulin resistant, problem goes away.
Dr. John Kayvanfar
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Theoretical

Officially, cause fibromyalgia (FM) "unknown".
fMRI changes, reactive substance levels, & temperature dysregulations purported to indicate causations, but likely these abnormalities only secondary effects. Most surprisingly, orthodoxy says that multitude painful trigger points not peripheral neuropathic pain generators. IMO, primary cause ligament injuries, postural changes, chronic muscle spasms.

In brief: Theoretical

Officially, cause fibromyalgia (FM) "unknown".
fMRI changes, reactive substance levels, & temperature dysregulations purported to indicate causations, but likely these abnormalities only secondary effects. Most surprisingly, orthodoxy says that multitude painful trigger points not peripheral neuropathic pain generators. IMO, primary cause ligament injuries, postural changes, chronic muscle spasms.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
British MD's aware association Hypermobility Syndrome & FM. Loose joints beget tilted body tower struggling to remain upright as repetitive gravitational stress causes joint subluxations, autonomic impingements joint subluxations, autonomic impingements & soft tissue spasm/pain.m
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia, FM, sufferers commonly have: femaleness, youth, first degree female relatives with FM, obesity, oft multiple childbirths, pelvic girdle injury from MVA/falls/lifting accidents, prolonged sedentariness & weak soft tissues due to illness or injury & Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Unifying factors: soft tissue injury in body tower with unstable joints repetitively stressed by gravity.
Dr. Martin Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Changes

Changes in the spinothalamic tract (and other tracts) on the phenotype of nerve cells that cause amplified signal to brain in response to temperature or pressure signals.

In brief: Changes

Changes in the spinothalamic tract (and other tracts) on the phenotype of nerve cells that cause amplified signal to brain in response to temperature or pressure signals.
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