Fibromyalgia affects around two per cent of the German population and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60. The disease is much more common in women. Fibromyalgia was only recognised as a disease in 2014. Reason: The causes of chronic pain have not yet been properly identified – from a purely organic point of view, sufferers are generally healthy. Also known as fibromyalgia, the disease is characterised by chronic pain in a wide range of body regions – so it is usually diagnosed as such only after several years. Fibromyalgia is the third most common musculoskeletal disorder after osteoarthritis and degenerative diseases of the spine.
WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA ANYWAY? CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES EXPLAINED
It is currently thought that psychological problems such as stress,