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.
Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes widespread pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. It's quite common – it’s thought that as many as 1 person in every 25 may be affected. More women than men are affected and the condition varies a great deal from one person to another and from day to day in United Kingdom.