0000013164 00000 n Doctors used to use “tender points” to help them form a diagnosis. 0000014019 00000 n Fibromyalgia Tender Point Chart Patient Name_____ Date_____ Classification of Fibromyalgia (according to the 1990 ACR criteria): 1. 0000004424 00000 n 0000004994 00000 n 0000023776 00000 n While it’s not exactly clear why, the pain and fatigue related to fibromyalgia actually respond quite well to low doses of antidepressants. You are safe here.

Our privacy policy is simple, we do not sell, rent, or lend email addresses. The graphic and fibromyalgia tender points information below belong to Ms. Williamson and are used with her permission. Widespread pain, lasting at least 3 months, in combination with 2. To continue learning about what you can do about fibromyalgia, return to the Tender points. The WPI score (Part 1) is greater than or equal to 7 AND the SS score (Part 2a & b) is greater than or equal to 5 OR 1b. 2. 0000039665 00000 n Widespread pain, lasting at least 3 months, in combination with 2. Sign up now. However, treatment for these pressure points/tender points and the other symptoms of fibromyalgia actually involves a combination of daily management of stress, hydrotherapy with both heat and ice, medications, and plenty of rest. Please answer the following questions about your patient’s fibromyalgia and other impairment(s). I also frequently ask people who suffer with problems, such as fibromyalgia, that we talk about here at Natural Health Coach for Women, to share their research with me.

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0000015752 00000 n Along with widespread, deep muscle pain, it’s common to feel multiple tender points, too.. Tender points … The 18 tender points associated with fibromyalgia occur in symmetrical pairs from the back of your head to your inner knees. 0000001918 00000 n Would you like to take another look at the graphic?

These trigger points are located at 18 different locations on a sufferers body, both above and below the waist, front and back. 41 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 43 /H [ 1468 450 ] /L 129035 /E 53400 /N