The History of Fibromyalgia

The History of Fibromyalgia

By: Dr Alex Robber Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is now a recognized clinical entity which causes chronic pain and disabilities. Muscle pain has been known as rheumatism and then as muscle rheumatism for several years. Gowers coined the term fibrositis in 1904 and was not converted into fibromyalgia until 1976. In 1972, Smythe laid the foundations […]