Juvenile fibromyalgia is a disorder of musculoskeletal pain characterized by multiple discrete tender points (TPs), fatigue, and sleep disturbance in the child and adolescent. JPFS can be chronic in nature and can necessitate a multidisciplinary approach to the ongoing treatment of the disorder. The pain experienced is modulated by factors such as activity, anxiety, stress, and weather changes.
Canadians with fibromyalgia struggle not only with real and debilitating symptoms, they also struggle with a health and social services system that has little understanding of their condition. Patients have difficulty finding medical support. They have difficulty getting accommodation at work or at school. They have difficulty qualifying for income support and other disability benefits.