Fibromyalgia is a non-inflammatory suffering which consists in chronic pain, diffuse spread throughout the body, associated with reduced pain threshold and the presence of some specific points, painful pressure and a multitude of other symptoms: fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, etc.
Unlike other rheumatic diseases, pain in Fibromyalgia is not localized strictly to the joints and is not accompanied by joint swelling unless occurs in a patient with a rheumatic disease concomitant inflammatory (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis).
Although Fibromyalgia is not a new disease, it has been a long time considered a rheumatism psihogenic based on untreated mental disorders. Only in 1976, introduces the term Fibromyalgia Hench, starting from the term fibrozita used by Gowers in 1904 to describe patients suffering resimteau pain at the touch of light in some points, in the absence of a local inflammations. Subsequently anatomical location is described these painful points will become criteria for classification of the disease. Read more