Pain Home > Fibromyalga

Were you looking for information about Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalga is a common misspelling of fibromyalgia.
 
Fibromyalgia, a condition that affects as many as 1 in every 50 people, is characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. Tender points are specific places on the body -- on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and upper and lower extremities -- where people with fibromyalgia feel pain in response to slight pressure.
 
While the exact cause of this condition is unknown, many researchers currently believe that fibromyalgia centers around possible problems with how the central nervous system processes pain. Treatment options for fibromyalgia can include lifestyle changes, medications, and complementary or alternative treatments.
 
(To learn more about the symptoms and possible causes of this condition, as well as some of its treatment options, click Fibromyalgia.)
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics & Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2018 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.