Fibromyalgia is a widely misunderstood condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. In people with fibromyalgia, the brain and spinal cord processes pain signals differently. As a result, they react more strongly to touch and pressure and with heightened sensitivity to pain.
One of the biggest misconceptions about fibromyalgia is that it isn’t a real medical problem or that it is “all in your head.” Unfortunately we live in a society where people think there is a cure or fix for every medical problem. We go to the doctor and expect he/she to fix the problem with medication or surgery. But fibromyalgia is one of those conditions that doctors are still perplexed by. There are questions such as how does one get fibromyalgia and why is it more common in women? These are just a few questions that are still unanswered today.