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Ask Dr. Mike: What's the Difference Between Myofascial Syndrome & Fibromyalgia?

July 15, 20159 min
Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:What's the difference between Myofascial Syndrome and fibromyalgia?Myofascial Syndrome (MPS) is a chronic pain disorder where pressure on certain sensitive spots in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain to unrelated parts of your body.This is usually caused after a muscle has been contracted repetitively from a job, hobby or stress.Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition that causes muscle pain, fatigue, and tenderness all over your body. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, 3-6 percent of the world's population suffers from fibromyalgia.Have you heard of the MLM company, Plexus? Are their products any good?Dr. Mike has heard a little bit about this company but wanted to look at the label to determine a better understanding of what they sell.Dr. Mike points out that a quality product will always make information easy to find and provide labeling with the active ingredients clearly labeled.If you have a health question or concern, Dr. Mike encourages you to write him at askdrmikesmith@radiomd.com or call in, toll-free, to the LIVE radio show (1.844.305.7800) so he can provide you with support and helpful advice.

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