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Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder (or syndrome) characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia, and extremely painful and heightened response to pressure.

The following facts about fibromyalgia are of particular interest:

  • 2 to 4% of the population are affected
  • Women are affected most often (9:1 ratio female to male)
  • Some doctors refute fibromyalgia as a disease

The following signs and symptoms for fibromyalgia have been identified:

  • chronic pain
  • widespread pain
  • chronic fatigue
  • pressure pain
  • muscle spasms
  • tingling skin
  • limb weakness
  • nerve pain
  • bowel problems
  • sleep problems
  • insomnia

The following fibromyalgia treatments have shown to be effective in reducing symptoms under controlled and measurable clinical studies:

  • Fibromyalgia medications
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Patient education
  • Fibromyalgia excercise
  • Paintracking

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