Question by  DawnKnight (39)

Can fibromyalgia cause neck and shoulder tense muscles?


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

Fibromyalgia is characterized by constant, dull ache in the muscles and tender points of the body. This could be construed as tension, but you should consult a doctor.


Answer by  GK1 (152)

Yes. The main symptom of fibromyalgia is increased sensitivity to pain. The most common symptoms are pain and fatigue in tendons and muscles. Check with your doctor to determine the diagnosis. Fibromyalgia symptoms vary. Since there is no test for fibromyalgia be sure to be specific when talking with your doctor about your pain.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Yes it can. It can also cause localized pain that shifts inexplicably from place to place. Ice helps with some of this pain, as do various prescriptions.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

Yes it can. Behind the ears is a sore spot for people with fibromyalgia. Although people think it is just joints, also set of muscles behind the ear.


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

Fibromyalgia is characterized as having 12 or more specific points of pain and tenderness on the body. These can present as neck and shoulder pain.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

Every single joint in your body can ache with fibromyalgia. Every person experiences unique muscle tightness but neck and shoulders are very common complaints with stiffness. The degree of being uncomfortable can vary person to person.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Absolutely. Fibromyalgia affects not only the pressure points the doctors use to diagnose it, but almost all the muscles in the body as well.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Although the proximal cause of fibromyalgia is still a matter of some medical debate, there are common symptoms that patients have reported, including, but not limited to neck and shoulder pain. I can tell you from personal experience of dating a fibromyalgia patient, that she experienced upper back and shoulder pain to the point where she had trouble sleeping.

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