Many times patients come to me after suffering for years from unexplained pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. For those that I diagnose with fibromyalgia (FM), it can be a relief for them to finally know what’s causing their pain.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread, achy musculoskeletal pain that occurs throughout the body. FM impacts the central nervous system, which affects the way the brain processes messages.

It is the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis affecting 2–8% or millions of Americans.

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