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Can you please tell me about fibromyalgia?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Widespread pain.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of widespread muscle and joint pain.
Other symptoms can include fatigue, stiffness, insomnia, headaches, irritable bowel, inability to concentrate, numbness and tingling in the hands, raynaud's, anxiety, depression.

In brief: Widespread pain.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of widespread muscle and joint pain.
Other symptoms can include fatigue, stiffness, insomnia, headaches, irritable bowel, inability to concentrate, numbness and tingling in the hands, raynaud's, anxiety, depression.
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

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

In brief: 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.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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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. Laurence Badgley
Certain co-factors predispose the evolution & development of Fibromyalgia by magnifying chronic gravitational repetitive stress of deconditioned soft tissues: Obesity, joint instabilities resulting from ligament injuries, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, pelvic girdle instability, & spinal scoliosis all stress & strain the upright body musculoskeletal tower.
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