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Information on Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic, widespread muscle pain and multiple tender points. The cause is not understood, but may have something to do with how the central nervous system processes pain signals. This condition is extremely common, affecting an estimated 1 out of 50 people. Women are diagnosed with fibromyalgia much more often than men.
 
This condition can be hard to treat, and can involve an array of specialists, including family physicians, internists, and rheumatologists. The treatment plan your healthcare provider recommends may involve medication, lifestyle changes, alternative treatments, or a combination of these things. In addition, these recommendations may change throughout the course of the disease.
 
(Click Fibromyalgia for more information on additional symptoms, how it is diagnosed, how it compares to arthritis, and more.)
 

Information on Fibromyalgia

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