Fibromyalgia and Diffuse Myalgia

  title={Fibromyalgia and Diffuse Myalgia},
  author={James M. Gill and Anna M Quisel},
Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints encountered by primary care clinicians. Often, patients present not with well localized pain but with diffuse and nonspecific myalgias. Fibromyalgia is the most common etiology for this type of pain. In community-based studies, 2% [1] and 1.2% to 6.2% of school-age children screened positive for fibromyalgia [2–4]. Women and girls are at higher risk than males, and risk increases with age, peaking between 55 and 79 years [1,5]. Persons suffering… CONTINUE READING