In order to understand fibromyalgia you have to understand a process called sensitisation. It is a process when the nerves responsible for pain in our body undergoe some changes, sending signals even when they are not supposed to. A good example is when you have flu; if you can think back to the last time when you were sick it's very likely that your body felt quite tender to touch.
Of course the reason that you were feeling such pain when you had been sick was NOT because you had something wrong on your joints or muscles, but your nerves became "sensitised" (when we have fever, the rise in body temperature lowers the threshold of the nerves that are responsible for feeling pain) - it's not an abstract concept but physiological, actually perfectly normal, behaviour of the nerves.
However it does become abnormal if this continues to persist. And in order for you to make a recovery from fibromyalgia it is absolutely crucial that we consider possible reasons / contributing factors behind this persistence of sensitisation to pain.
While it is widely agreed in the medical realm that there is no "cure" for fibromyalgia, we strongly believe that that is an incorrect perspective; it's an opinion that stems from framing fibromyalgia as a black-and-white, you-either-have-it-or-you-don't category (which medicine attempts to with most conditions).
Fibromyalgia is a continuum; you can fall into a "spectrum" of the condition and for many, excellent recovery is very much possible with gradual shift to the milder end of the spectrum.
Our role is to be the coach, companion and clinician to guide and treat you as we discover the core issues that are contributing the persistence of your fibromyalgia, and help you to "correct the ship".
Please don't hesitate to contact us and tell us about your condition so you can take the first step towards your recovery.