Research continues to be done to determine what puts people at risk for chronic pain. Some studies suggest that several injuries during childhood can later lead to an early onset of chronic pain. Figuring out what causes chronic pain is an ongoing endeavor.
A fibromyalgia flare (or flare-up) is a temporary increase in the number and/or intensity of symptoms. Worsening pain and fatigue are generally the first two symptoms noticed in a fibro-flare. But other symptoms like poor sleep, increased cognitive dysfunction and digestive disturbances are often experienced as well. Some…