About Adolescent Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in the muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints. This condition can be commonly overlooked in teenagers because there are no tests to diagnose it and tends to be much more common in adult women; although, some studies show that 1% to 7% of adolescents may be suffering with this condition.
Fibromyalgia is part of a group of conditions collectively known as musculoskeletal pain syndrome (MSPS). In children and teens, it is referred to as juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS). It is fairly unknown what causes fibromyalgia. The condition tends to run in the family; however, no genetic gene has been discovered yet.
Just as fibromyalgia in adults is more likely to affect women, it most commonly affects adolescent girls more often than boys. Most children and teens are diagnosed between the ages 13-15 years old.
If your teenager is between the ages of 13-17 and you think they may be suffering from fibromyalgia, please feel free to contact our office for more information about our clinical trial for adolescent who have fibromyalgia. You can call our office at 877-453-0404 or complete the questionnaire and someone from our staff will contact you.