Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder that involves a large spread of pain and sensitivity within the complete musculoskeletal system. Some of the disorders connected with FM are prolonged fatigue, pains, disturbed sleep, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psychological conditions, TMJ pain and dysfunction, and other autoimmune diseases. Patients suffering from fibromyalgia will generally possess at least 11 out of a total of 18 distinguishing tender points on the body.
Over 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Many will develop chronic low back pain which is back pain that persists for over 90 days. Some will develop low back pain that goes away…but then it returns and becomes worse. Just about every case is unique and should be treated as such.