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Pediatric Fibromyalgia

Key points about fibromyalgia

  • Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body.
  • It is most common in middle-aged women. But children can also have the condition.
  • Symptoms may also include lack of energy (fatigue), sleep problems, headaches and other problems.
  • It is not known if fibromyalgia in a child continues into adulthood.
  • The pain and lack of energy can affect your child’s quality of life and cause depression.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Matthew Oetgen

Matthew Oetgen

Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Departments

Departments

Pediatric Pain Medicine

The Children's National Pediatric Pain Medicine Program is one of only a few in the country focused exclusively on managing pain for infants, children and teens. When children are unable to express their pain in words, our pediatric specialists have the unique insight to help.

Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology aims to improve the health and quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal disorders through comprehensive, patient-focused care, including testing, treatment, and patient and family education programs.

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