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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome?

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P. Micah

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P. Micah
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Answered Nov 19, 2019

Fibromyalgia refers to the concentration of muscle pains and connective tissue in several parts of the body. On the other hand, myofascial pain syndrome is usually associated with tenderness and musculoskeletal pain located on one or two spots. These infections are usually seen in the female sex. However, the main cause or causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, but there are several hypotheses. Parts of which are disturbed or inadequate sleep, or waking up uncomfortably.

Fibromyalgia refers to the concentration of muscle pains and connective tissue in several parts of
Fibromyalgia is seen as a functional disorder that is associated with psychological issues, while myofascial pain syndrome is commonly due to physical injury or stress. When a particular muscle or group of muscles are strained, overused, or injured, or there is a prolonged contraction, especially when seated on a desk for a long time, myofascial pain syndrome can occur. Myofascial pain syndrome patients are usually treated by giving them a massage, or applying ice packs, while Fibromyalgia patients are made to sleep more.

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O. Bickis

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Answered Jun 18, 2019

Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are different in some ways. However, both bring about discomfort in the body. Fibromyalgia pain syndrome, as the name suggests, is characterized by pains in some parts of the body, particularly in the muscles and the connecting tissues. A lot has been said about the possible causes of fibromyalgia pain syndrome. An example of those causes is, inadequate supply of a particular hormone called serotonin, this hormone helps in regulating the sleep and pain, that's why when you are feeling pains in some parts of your body, you might be advised to take a deep rest or sleep.

Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are different in some ways. However, both bring about
This condition is often noticed and experienced by people who are depressed, and also by female gender. Myofascial pain syndrome is a condition that talks about pains generated as a result of injury or pains generated due to physical stress. When you engaged yourself in some energy-sapping activities, there is every possibility that you will experience myofascial pain syndrome.

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