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Juvenile Fibromyalgia Syndrome

By juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome (JFMS) we understand ongoing muscle pain accompanied by symptoms such as tiredness, headaches, a tendency towards diarrhea, heightened anxiety, tension-type or sleep disturbances. In order to make a diagnosis, the doctor checks to see if certain places of the body, so-called “tender points” (pressure points, for example, the elbow) are especially painful to the touch.

Current scientific references include JFMS as a chronic pain condition. We also treat it as such.

In early 2012, relevant professional societies drew up a revised therapy guideline for the diagnosis and therapy of fibromyalgia. The German guideline is available here.