Is Fibromyalgia a Real Disease? (video)

Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose.  It is recognized as a syndrome, not a disease, by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.  Describing fibromyalgia as a syndrome means it is a cluster of symptoms appearing together.  It is not caused by depression or a psychological disorder.

Fibromyalgia is a real neurological condition.  Don’t let anyone try to convince you the pain and fatigue is all in your head.  There are currently three FDA-approved drugs used to treat it and insurance companies have designated its own special code for insurance forms.

See your doctor for more information.


This video was created by and Dr. Betty Keller; Dr. Keller practices at the Optimal Wellness Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ.