Michigan Sports and Spine

Fibromyalgia

Overview
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.

Causes
Unknown.  Possible causes or triggers include:
Physical or emotional trauma
Abnormal pain response of the brain
Sleep disturbances
Infection

Symptoms
Painful areas called tender pints
Pain that is described as a deep ache, shooting, or burning pain
Pain that feels like it is coming from the joints (even though it is not)
Pain and stiffness that is worse in the morning and at night
Pain that worsens with activity, cold or damp weather, anxiety, and stress
Fatigue, depressed mood, sleep problems
Irritable bowel syndrome
Memory and concentration problems
Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
Palpitations
Reduced ability to exercise
Tension or migraine headaches

Diagnosis
Physical examination and medical history consultation
Blood and urine tests
Other tests to rule out other conditions

Treatment
Physical therapy
Exercise and fitness program
Stress-relief methods
Medications
Cognitive therapy

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001463/

 

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