Fibromyalgia Essay

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Exercise for Special Populations
February 17, 2012

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a debilitating neurological disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and fatigue. It affects approximately 2% of the population, and is more common in women than in men. Central nervous system sensitization affects the entire body, leading to many secondary symptoms. This paper will cover the history, symptoms, and causes of FMS as well as known treatments and exercise prescription for the syndrome. Fibromyalgia has been described as a full-body migraine. Another common explanation is to compare everyday life with FMS as being similar to the aches and pains associated with a severe
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|Gastroesophageal reflux |
|Impaired memory and concentration |Peripheral neuropathy |
|Restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders |Sjogren’s syndrome |
|Raynaud’s phenomena |Periodic muscle spasms and cramps |
|Myofascial pain syndrome |Impaired coordination |
|Intermittent hearing loss or ringing noises |Skin sensitivity, itching, burning |
|Insomnia |Interstitial cystitis |
|Dizziness |Chemical sensitivity |
|Sensitivity to light, smells and sounds |Fatigue |
|Costochondritis |Diffuse pelvic pain |
|Nausea |Dyspareunia |
|Rashes |Dermatographia |
|Chronic sinusitis/post-nasal drip |Eye irritation, burning or dryness |