Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances and cognitive impairments. The term ‘fibromyalgia’ is a combination of three words: • fibro – a Latin word meaning fibrous tissues, such as tendons and ligaments…. • my – from the Greek word “myo” meaning muscles • algia – a Greek word meaning pain. So fibromyalgia literally means “fibrous tissue and muscle pain.” That name initially seemed appropriate since fibromyalgia was originally thought to be a musculoskeletal disorder because most of the pain was felt in the muscles and other soft tissues. Continue reading in ProHealth’s NEW online Fibromyalgia Health Center: http://bit.ly/1E5yzY3 #Fibromyalgia #Fibro

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