Were you looking for information about Fibromyalgia? Fibromylgia is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
Affecting approximately 3 million to 6 million people, fibromyalgia is a common medical condition that is characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. People with certain other medical conditions -- such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or spinal arthritis -- may be more likely to develop it.
Although the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, most researchers currently believe that the condition centers around possible problems with how the nervous system processes pain. Some researchers speculate that a person's genes may be involved. However, this gene (or genes) -- if it, in fact, exists -- has not been identified. Other researchers are studying the impact of certain chemicals or blood flow problems in the brain.
Treatment options may include lifestyle changes, medications, or complementary or alternative treatments. Because not everyone responds the same to treatment, you may have to try a number of treatments before finding one that is right for you.
(Click Fibromyalgia for more detail on what fibromyalgia is, who is affected by the condition, and some of its common symptoms. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)