10 October 2018 | Editor
Prior to 1980, fibromyalgia was called fibrositis, as it was believed that inflammation in our connective tissues was causing the characteristic, widespread pain associated with this condition. Post 1980, the name changed to fibromyalgia as the conclusion was drawn that there was no such inflammation present, and instead the condition was a 'centralised pain state' and our central nervous system was the root cause.
However, regardless of the technicalities, most practitioners aren't convinced that some degree of low grade inflammation isn't involved and, regardless of the official standpoint, the main aim should be to focus on reducing the symptoms that trouble our clients most.
Generally, the main symptoms that affect those suffering from fibromyalgia include: