What is Fibromyalgia and what causes Fibromyalgia


The pain is a severe problem when it is constantly there. People cannot function normally with the pain. This is very much the same for the patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder characterized by widespread muscular and skeletal pain and pain syndrome. The pain from the fibromyalgia is very severe and it greatly disturbs on the quality of life. This disease generally targets on women and with the ratio of 9:1 for women to men. In addition, this disease targets on the women with the age group of 50 and above. This disease can almost be called as the disease of women.

What triggers Fibromyalgia

Cause and trigger points of fibromyalgia


The cause of fibromyalgia is not yet been clearly understood. However, there are hundreds of hypothesis are out today to support the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia. One of such hypothesis is the abnormality in our Central nervous system. Nevertheless, none of the hypothesis has been approved as the cause yet. The cause of this fibromyalgia might be released in the nearest future due to the intense research my many scholars.

Clinical Manifestation

The major clinical manifestation or the symptoms of fibromyalgia are
– Generalized musculoskeletal pain.
– Stiffness
– Fatigue.

However, the patient might complain of lower back pain and the pain tends to spread or to radiate to their buttocks or gluteal region and to the legs. Patient also complaints of a severe pain in the neck as well as on the back of the shoulder. The pain originates from one those three location and spread around the body.
The pain can be quite severe and always present even with a mild day-to-day activities. The pain can be described as a burning or soreness and the depth of the pain is always severe. This might disturb the person’s sleep and cause chronic insomnia.
The stiffness mostly presents in the morning and it resolves through the day. However, some people complaints of stiffness throughout the day. The other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are numbness of the hands and feet, feeling or sensation of cold, short-term memory loss, headaches, lightheadedness, anxiety, and depression and so on.
These symptoms can be alleviated by the stress, weather conditions as if cold and damp and anxiety.