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Most patients complain of a wide spread pain that affects nearly the whole of the body. This pain maybe felt throughout the body but is particular in certain areas like the back or neck.
The pain may be felt as a dull ache, a sharp shooting pain or as a burning sensation over the skin. Many patients with fibromyalgia typically express certain tender or trigger points that are maximally painful.
There are 18 recognized pain points or tender points. For a diagnosis of fibromyalgia to be made, at least 11 out of these 18 have to be painful when the doctor touches or presses upon the. These points include:-
Due to the disputes regarding the risk of faking the points as well as due to the discrepancies and non-uniformity in methods of palpating or examining the tender points the new criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia excludes the mandatory presence of tender point positivity in presence of other symptoms conducive for diagnosis.