Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain. According to the Arthritis Society, fibromyalgia is an impairment of pain processing mechanism in the central nervous system.
Fibromyalgia typically affects more women than men and can occur without any precipitating event or cause. The onset of fibromyalgia can also occur after illness, infection, surgery or psychological stress/trauma.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that is referred to as an “invisible illness”, because it cannot be detected on an x-ray, CT scan, or by blood test.
What are symptoms of fibromyalgia?
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can interfere with a person’s ability to work or function, and perform his or her daily activities.
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates have helped clients who have made for long-term disability benefits as a result of fibromyalgia.