Sore muscles. Achy joints. Chronic fatigue. Persistent headaches. Disrupted sleep. Cognitive decline. These are among the many potential symptoms associated with chronic pain from which at least one in five adults worldwide now suffers . Perhaps you're one of them, and in the process of trying to deal with your suffering you've received an official diagnosis of fibromyalgia that's left you confused and unsure about the best remedial course of action to take in order to find real relief.
While fibromyalgia is generally classified as a neurosensory disorder characterized by abnormalities in central nervous system function, the way its symptoms manifest from person to person tends to vary dramatically. This is a big reason why many physicians regard fibromyalgia as an "idiopathic" syndrome–idiopathic being a fancy way for the medical community to say that it has no explanation for a condition's inexplicable pathology.
It is precisely this uncertainty about what causes it or even what it truly is that makes fibromyalgia a tough cookie to crack. Many health