What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is characterized by fatigue, tenderness in localized areas of the body and musculoskeletal pain. Fibromyalgia does not affect any internal organs, nor does it cause any joint deformities.
What are the Causes of Fibromyalgia?
Researchers are constantly looking at several explanations for the causes of fibromyalgia. Some researchers are looking at hormonal or chemical imbalances that affect the signals that nerves send the brain. Others believe that because those who have fibromyalgia experience a “deep” level or threshold of pain that the syndrome may be related to stress, trauma or other illnesses. [Read more...]