What is Fibromyalgia?

The term fibromyalgia is taken from Latin and Greek words:
Pronunciation: FI-bro-my-AL-ja
Fibra (Latin) means fibrous tissue and has to do with painful tendons and ligaments
Myos (Greek) means muscles
Algos (Greek) means pain

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, stiffness, restless sleep, fatigue and multiple tender points. “Tender points” refers to tenderness that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips.

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