The Science Behind Fibromyalgia

Posted by Medialink on Mar. 18, 2010

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A person with fibromyalgia experiences daily pain all over their body. Even something as simple as a handshake or hug can cause pain. The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, has developed a video on the Science of Fibromyalgia as a resource to help people understand the underlying science behind fibromyalgia, a chronic, widespread pain condition.For the millions of people with fibromyalgia, understanding the possible causes for the condition can help provide new hope and ways of working with their doctors to better manage the pain that can impact their lives.Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic, widespread pain conditions in the U.S., affecting more than five million Americans, predominantly women (women account for 80 to 90 percent of those diagnosed). It is characterized by chronic widespread muscle pain and is usually accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, and morning stiffness. Although the cause of fibromyalgia is still not fully known, major a

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