Is Fibromyalgia a Form of Neuropathic Pain?
Doctors found evidence that almost half of fibromyalgia patients suffer from some extent of nerve damage. However, this also mean that almost half of the patients are suffering from conditions unrelated to nerve damage.
The reason behind why fibro patients experience pain in the nerves in still unclear. Some have suggested that the nervous system can eventually become hypersensitized due to pain. As a result, it sends pain signals to the brain even without an actual damage to the nerves. This can be the case with fibromyalgia. Some patients tend to develop fibromyalgia after experiencing a physical or mental trauma. There are evidences that show both cases may lead to over-sensitivity of the nervous system.