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I have osteoarthritis of the back and arthritis of tons of joints, is this related to fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by a neurochemical deficit in the brain (low brain chemicals).
This manifests itself as muscle pains but is in fact caused by low levels of brain transmitters. Osteoarthritis occurs within the joints as a result of inflammation.

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by a neurochemical deficit in the brain (low brain chemicals).
This manifests itself as muscle pains but is in fact caused by low levels of brain transmitters. Osteoarthritis occurs within the joints as a result of inflammation.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia are two different conditions. OA occurs in the joints and FM occurs in the soft tissues.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Osteoarthritis is a structural disease of worn joints, cartilage loss, and bone spur formation.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition in which pain is felt in normal structures.

In brief: No

Osteoarthritis is a structural disease of worn joints, cartilage loss, and bone spur formation.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition in which pain is felt in normal structures.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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