While only an estimate, fibromyalgia affects 1 in 50 people, totaling up to 6 million. It is characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain accompanied by symptoms like brain fog, cognitive impairment, depression, painful points throughout the body, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. The root cause of fibromyalgia still remains unclear, and the conventional medicine currently addresses its symptoms using pain-relievers and antidepressants.
On the other hand, functional medicine aims to determine the root cause of fibromyalgia, treating the underlying issue and thus reversing the condition. According to one functional medicine physician, the issues below are the top 10 root causes of fibromyalgia.