- Q What are tender points?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe 18 tender points or trigger points used to diagnose fibromyalgia are scattered all over the body. Tender points are found on the neck, shoulder blades, lower back, elbows, buttocks, knees, and other areas. These tender points are quite small, but... Full Answer
- Q What percentage of the U.S. population is affected by fibromyalgia?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAbout 2 percent of the United States population is affected by fibromyalgia. That's about five million people. Think about it: That's as if every person in the great state of Colorado had fibromyalgia. Fibro is about seven times more common in... Full Answer
- Q How can a yeast infection affect fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, or myofascial pain?
- Q What research is being done on fibromyalgia?
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases sponsor research to help understand fibromyalgia (FM) and find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent it. Researchers are studying: Why people with FM have are highly... Full Answer