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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, And Massage Therapy

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For many with fibromyalgia, chronic pain is simply a fact of life. It’s a disorder that affects at least 5 million Americans over the age of 18. 90% of sufferers are women. If you’ve never heard of this disorder, here’s a quick summary from the Mayo Clinic: Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or…

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