People with fibromyalgia have chronic pain and tenderness all over the body.
Although they have pain and tenderness and ache all over, they are often diagnosed by doctors based on tender spots (also referred to as tender points) in certain places in their body.
Fibromyalgia “tender points” from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Other common fibromyalgia symptoms include sleep problems and tiredness.
Studies have also shown that fibromyalgia is a condition that typically causes:
Many researchers believe that this sensitivity may point to a “central” problem with pain or sensory processing. To understand this better, let’s explore the idea of "pain." The next section looks at emerging concepts in fibromyalgia.
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