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Fibromyalgia is a common skeletal muscle disorder, but even so, it is commonly misdiagnosed and misunderstood. The staple symptoms include widespread muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue that can lead to depression and isolation, especially if left undiagnosed.
Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, doctors know a lot more about this condition today than they did years ago, leading to more effective treatment options. Some of the most common medications used to treat fibromyalgia include antidepressants, anticonvulsants, pain relievers, and sleep aids.
Few adults have not suffered back pain so severe it interfered with work, daily activities, or recreation at one time or another. Back pain is the most common cause of missed work and job-related disability, and each year more than $50 billion is spent on alleviating lower back pain.