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What is fibromalagia?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms of persistent widespread pain, stiffness, fatigue, poor sleep, anxiety, depression, & often with other unexplained symptoms.
It typically occurs in young or middle-aged women, but can affect anyone. We don't know what causes it, but drugs that affect the nervous system (like anti-seizure drugs) seem to help, so it may be a type of neurological disorder.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms of persistent widespread pain, stiffness, fatigue, poor sleep, anxiety, depression, & often with other unexplained symptoms.
It typically occurs in young or middle-aged women, but can affect anyone. We don't know what causes it, but drugs that affect the nervous system (like anti-seizure drugs) seem to help, so it may be a type of neurological disorder.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person (most commonly women) has wide spread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.
The cause is still unknown. If you have diagnosed fibromyalgia, an osteopathic physician can help alleviate your pain with the use of manipulative medicine.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person (most commonly women) has wide spread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.
The cause is still unknown. If you have diagnosed fibromyalgia, an osteopathic physician can help alleviate your pain with the use of manipulative medicine.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain syndrome

? Re cause, symptoms & treatment fibromyalgia (FM).
Obesity, mechanical injury, loose joints, femaleness, sedentary life, lack of sleep, & multiple childbirths associated w. FM. Symptoms: chronic widespread pain (upper & lower back), depression, & restless sleep. Cure: Aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, neutriceuticals, SIJ belt, biofeedback, ingested & topical cannabis, & mindfulness therapies.

In brief: Pain syndrome

? Re cause, symptoms & treatment fibromyalgia (FM).
Obesity, mechanical injury, loose joints, femaleness, sedentary life, lack of sleep, & multiple childbirths associated w. FM. Symptoms: chronic widespread pain (upper & lower back), depression, & restless sleep. Cure: Aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, neutriceuticals, SIJ belt, biofeedback, ingested & topical cannabis, & mindfulness therapies.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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