Questions to Ask Your Doctor About FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is still largely misunderstood by the general public, though it appears that doctors are beginning to unlock some mysteries of the disease. Doctors use diagnostic criteria to define the condition, though patients may still have questions about the disease.
What is the cause of my fibromyalgia?
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The major causes of fibromyalgia are still a mystery. Fibromyalgia is actually considered a neurological condition that affects the muscles and skeleton, where something triggered a change in the way the body senses pain. Some theories include: genetics, physical or emotional trauma, a chemical imbalance in the brain, low nerve growth, hormonal imbalances and decreased blood flow to the brain. For more information, see What Causes Fibromyalgia?