18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

18 Points Used to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

If you have been diagnosed woth fibromyalgia you may notice pain in these areas.

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Back of the neck

If you have fibromyalgia, you may have tender points at the back of the neck, where the base of the skull and the neck meet. Neck pain can also be caused by injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, or activities that strain the neck, like slouching or sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

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Elbows

Fibromyalgia patients may also feel tenderness on their forearms, near the crease of each elbow. The pain tends to be below the crease and toward the outer side of the arm. Other causes of elbow pain can include tendonitis or repetitive strain injuries.

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Front of the neck

In addition to the back of the neck, doctors will check potential fibromyalgia patients for pain at the front of the neck. This pair of trigger points is located well above the collarbone, on either side of the larynx. 

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Hips

Hip pain is common in those with osteoarthritis, but people with arthritis tend to feel it in the joint. In contrast, people with fibromyalgia may have a tender point near where the buttock muscles curve to join the thighs. 

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Lower back

The lower back is one of the most common body parts to be the source of pain. Overall, more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults has experienced low back pain. However, people with fibromyalgia may have pain trigger points at the very top of the buttocks, right at the bottom of the lower back. 

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Knees

While knee trouble is common in people with fibromyalgia, the inside of each knee pad may feel tender touch

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Upper back

Tender points are often sites on the body where tendons and muscles meet. Such is the case for this pair of tender points, located where the back muscles connect to the shoulder blades in the upper back.

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Shoulders

In addition to tenderness in the upper back, some people with fibromyalgia have tender points just above that, halfway between the edge of the shoulder and the bottom of the back.

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Chest

People with fibromyalgia may have tender points on either side of the sternum, a few inches below the collarbone (near the second rib). The sternum, also known as the breastbone, helps protect the heart and lungs. 

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Published by Meganni Franklyn Therapies

We are all made up of energy and are all connected on this earth. Science and modern medicine are finally catching up, thanks to quantum theory, and recognizing that ENERGY IS MEDICNE. Thoughts and emotions are energy and change our energy fields and those around us so we as individuals need to do what we can to raise our vibration so that as a whole we can have an impact on Earth. I am a Complementary therapist who discovered natural healing through suffering and hope to give hope to other people that they too can heal themselves.

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