ChiroACCESS Clinical Review

Fibromyalgia: Prevention

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Lead Author(s): 

Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.


How this evidence was rated:

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)

Published on

October 1, 2006

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Fibromyalgia is a condition of unknown etiology. Several theories as to etiology of FM have been proposed but none have been validated. Two of the more accepted theories are sensitization of the central nervous system (1;2) and dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (1;3). Consequently, rather than providing prevention strategies based on etiology, one must look at demographics to identify factors that co-exist or pre-existed and may contribute to the condition in individuals with diagnosed fibromyalgia. Using this information may aid the physician in developing strategies for reducing occurrence of fibromyalgia or at least reducing symptomology in the fibromyalgia patient.

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