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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s