Fibromyalgia (FM) and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) are both chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. These conditions may manifest similar symptoms, which can be easily misdiagnosed.
According to the World Health Organization, musculoskeletal pain disorders impact 20-33% of the population globally, while 1 in 2 adults in the U.S. lives with some form of painful musculoskeletal condition. Suffice to say, chronic musculoskeletal disorders are a bane and a challenge for doctors when the immediate symptoms seem alike.
With a proper and careful diagnosis at our pain clinic in Aventura, however, our trained physicians may be able to distinguish between these two conditions following the patient’s physical examinations and laboratory tests.
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