Fibromyalgia is a syndrome predominately characterized by widespread muscular pains and fatigue. The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown; however researchers hypothesize that genetics and physical and emotional stressors are possible contributory factors to the development of the illness. Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult, since its clinical symptoms can overlap other illnesses and there are no definitive diagnostic tests.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common and sometimes devastating condition. I see it quite frequently in many of my chronic pain patients. In fact, it contributes to quite a bit of chronic pain, because of the difficulty it causes in terms of getting a good night's rest, and because it in and of itself can be rather…