Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes fatigue, widespread pain, and tenderness throughout the body. The condition affects both sexes, although women are far more likely to develop fibromyalgia.
Unfortunately, there are no lab tests, x-rays, or MRIs that can definitively show that someone has fibromyalgia. Arriving at a diagnosis of fibromyalgia usually requires ruling out several other disorders because of overlapping symptoms. At CNS Healthcare, our medical experts have been helping people with fibromyalgia for over a decade. In that time, we’ve been able to provide a diagnosis or a second opinion to thousands of people affected by fibromyalgia.
At CNS Healthcare, we work with leading medical scientists to find better treatment options for people with fibromyalgia. We recognize that the current treatments available may come with unwanted side effects and do not relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia for everyone who takes them. When you volunteer to take part in a fibromyalgia clinical trial, not only will you have the opportunity to try the most advanced treatment options around, but you’ll also be contributing to the larger cause of discovering new medications that may help others find relief from fibromyalgia symptoms. Ready to take the first step? Select from the locations listed below and schedule an appointment to learn if a fibromyalgia clinical trial is right for you.
The latest research estimates that more than 5 million people in the United States have fibromyalgia, making it one of the most common chronic pain disorders diagnosed. The exact causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, but like many disorders, there are most likely several factors involved. For some people, the symptoms of fibromyalgia can be traced back to a traumatic, stressful, or painful event like a fall or a car accident. For other people, the symptoms develop after another illness or somewhat spontaneously. Although we aren’t sure why, research suggests that between 80-90% of the people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. There also appears to be an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia for women who have a family member with the disorder. People receive the diagnosis most often in their 40s and 50s, but the symptoms can show up much earlier.