Advertisement

How is fibromyalgia related to chronic pain?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
Pain is simply your body's way of saying that something needs attention. This can come from injuries, putting her hand on hot stove, nerve pain, and dozens of other sources. In fibromyalgia, a body wide energy deficiency causes your muscles to get locked in the shortened position, causing them to hurt. The chronic muscle pain then triggers pain in the nerves and brain.

Continue Learning about Fibromyalgia

Exercise Benefits Patients with Fibromyalgia
Exercise Benefits Patients with Fibromyalgia
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), offers a vigorous defense against the often-debilitating pain of fibromyalgia: Exercise, as well as so...
Read More
Is fibromyalgia a degenerative disease?
Dawn MarcusDawn Marcus
Fibromyalgia does not destroy joints, muscles, or nerves. Although people with fibromyalgia will...
More Answers
8 Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips
8 Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips8 Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips8 Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips8 Fibromyalgia Exercise Tips
Try these expert tips to fit more physical activity into your day.
Start Slideshow
How Is Pain Different From Fibromyalgia?
How Is Pain Different From Fibromyalgia?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.