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How can the pain of fibro originate?Does it start from a certain point and then widespread.?What are the body parts that are affected most?Help me

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: No specific cause

The cause of fibromyalgia is not known.
As the name implies--it is the fibrous (tendon/ligament) areas connecting to muscle (myo) and algia to mean pain..Thus pain near the joint regions. In severe cases, pain is virtually every where. The current thinking is that the altered/heightened sensitivity to pain (abnormally high pain perception) is the underlying problem of fibromyalgia....

In brief: No specific cause

The cause of fibromyalgia is not known.
As the name implies--it is the fibrous (tendon/ligament) areas connecting to muscle (myo) and algia to mean pain..Thus pain near the joint regions. In severe cases, pain is virtually every where. The current thinking is that the altered/heightened sensitivity to pain (abnormally high pain perception) is the underlying problem of fibromyalgia....
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Dr. Norman Marcus
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Can begin locally

Fibromyalgia (fm) is a syndrome meaning a collection of symptoms.
There is no specific cause or test to diagnoses it. By definition it is pain experienced in many areas of your body. Although currently most docs think fm comes from a too sensitive nervous system, recent studies have shown arthritic joints or trigger points can diffusely increase muscle tenderness & if treated fm pain decreases.

In brief: Can begin locally

Fibromyalgia (fm) is a syndrome meaning a collection of symptoms.
There is no specific cause or test to diagnoses it. By definition it is pain experienced in many areas of your body. Although currently most docs think fm comes from a too sensitive nervous system, recent studies have shown arthritic joints or trigger points can diffusely increase muscle tenderness & if treated fm pain decreases.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Yes, the reason that soft tissue treatments are effective is that Fibromyalgia is a true peripheral neuropathy that originates in spastic soft tissues.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It's variable

In many patients, pain originates in one location and then spreads.
The most typical location for pain to start is in the neck and upper back, and these are also the body parts that are affected most. The cause of fibromyalgia is known, fibromyalgia is caused by abnormalities in the levels of brain chemicals that control pain signaling. Treatments can restore the normal balance.

In brief: It's variable

In many patients, pain originates in one location and then spreads.
The most typical location for pain to start is in the neck and upper back, and these are also the body parts that are affected most. The cause of fibromyalgia is known, fibromyalgia is caused by abnormalities in the levels of brain chemicals that control pain signaling. Treatments can restore the normal balance.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
In truth, the idea that CNS changes are the cause of Fibromyalgia is only a therory, and it is equally possible that these CNS changes are but secondary effects.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Injury or illness

? Re Fibromyalgia, FM, cause: While performing diagnosis, physicians much regard mechanisms of injury.
Fibromyalgia seems a multifactorial disorder: multiple childbirths, femaleness, delicate pelvises, mechanical back/pelvis injuries, prolonged sedentariness, obesity & Hypermobility Syndrome are variously etiologic.

In brief: Injury or illness

? Re Fibromyalgia, FM, cause: While performing diagnosis, physicians much regard mechanisms of injury.
Fibromyalgia seems a multifactorial disorder: multiple childbirths, femaleness, delicate pelvises, mechanical back/pelvis injuries, prolonged sedentariness, obesity & Hypermobility Syndrome are variously etiologic.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Peter Beighton and associate British Rheumatologists demonstrated relationship of several functional disorders, including IBS, IBD, & Fibromyalgia, FM, with Hypermobility Syndrome, HS. I believe genetic underpinning of HS explain familial phenomena of FM.
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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