Chronic muscle pains. Fibromyalgia is actually a disease of the central nervous system in which there are lower than normal levels of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The symptoms are wide-spread muscle pain. The condition affects women to men 9:1 and the typical age at onset is 20-55 years old. Patients often have multiple associated complaints including depression, tmj, bowel and bladder symptoms, fatigue.
Joint Hypermobility. There is an association of mechanical spine/pelvic injuries, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, obesity, musculoskeletal deconditioning, and femaleness with fibromyalgia. Theories of central sensitization are absent definitive proof. No one has convincingly ruled out ongoing intense widespread peripheral pain generation. See osteopath for in-depth musculoskeletal evaluation. Consult a Rheumatologist.