Fibromyalgia, fibrositis, fibromyositis, trigger point, myofascial pain syndrome,
cervicobrachial pain syndrome - to name several - and related disorders belong to an extremely common constellation of nerve, muscular and skeletal diseases and disorders afflicting humans. They share the same origin and path leading to complex and diverse symptoms, manifestations and illnesses. Enigma Unraveled
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WHERE ARE YOUR TRIGGER POINTS IN THE FIGURE?*
FIBROMYALGIA FIBROMYOSITIS FIBROSITIS
TRIGGER POINT MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME
A constellation or syndrome of disorders affecting all humans - adults and children.
A common syndrome comprises a spectrum of acute and chronic, obvious and insidious illnesses affecting muscles, joints, nerves, ligaments, tendons, tendon sheaths, bursae, bones, bone, brain, sleep, moods, eating, body weight, heart, lungs, stomach, small intestine, colon, hormones and immunity.
SYMTOMS AND SIGNSAche and pain - burning, lancinating, soreness, hurting, miserable, gnawing, throbbing
Multiple pain sites - face, head, neck, shoulders, front and back chestwalls, arms, hands,
fingers, low back, legs, hips, thighs and feet
Stiffness of soft tissues such as muscles and joints
Swelling tissues - muscle, joint, tendon, fascia
Shortening and spasm of muscles and tendons
Loss of motion of joints
Fatigue - general, chronic, morning, overwhelming
Weakness - arm, hand, finger, leg and foot
Accidents - dropping of object, falling
Sleep - poor, disrupted, disturbed, nonrestorative, nonrefreshed
Abnormal sensations - paresthesia, numbness, tingling, pins and needles
Abnormal pain sensations and hypersensitivity
Psychological disturbances - anxiety, depression
Referred pain to other parts of the body
Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), fullness in the ear
Headaches, sleep disorders, dizziness, vertigo, dysmenorrhea, nausea and vomitting, heartburn, irritable bowel, colitis, lacrimation (excessive tearing), coryza (acute rhinitis), double vision, blurred vision, sicca complex (dry eyes and mouth), pilomotor phenomenon (goose bumps), Raynaud's phenomenon, female urethral syndrome, hyperemia (redness) of the skin, reticular (mottled, blue or purple) discoloration of the skin in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes.
*In the figure, the red dots represent painful trigger points on the body. Each trigger point is specific to a site and, like a map, is constant in all humans. But trigger point is only one star in the aforementioned constellation of disorders.