Fibromyalgia, also known as Fibromyalgia Syndrome or FMS, is defined as chronic pain throughout the entire body. The pain is triggered by various sources. Many people notice that the time of day, their stress levels, and even changes in weather can cause their symptoms to worsen.
The Cause of Fibromyalgia
The specific cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it appears that is most likely results from the combination of a variety of factors working together. These factors may include:
- physical trauma
Fibromyalgia also frequently stems from many other conditions such as:
- digestive disorders
- temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
- chest pain
- dry eyes
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- light sensitivity.
The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The most common characteristic the majority of people with fibromyalgia experience is widespread pain throughout the whole body. The pain can be a deep, sharp, dull, throbbing, or aching one that is felt in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the joints.
Other common characteristics seen in those with this disease include:
- Deep muscle pain
- Specific tender points in the body including the joints, back of the neck, chest, and upper back
- Morning stiffness
- Problems with concentration and memory, known as “fibro fog”
- Sleep issues
- Numbness and tingling in the hands, arms, feet, and legs
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Relief from the pain of fibromyalgia is a challenge for many. Most people resort to prescription medication to get them through the day, and others just resign themselves to live with it. Unfortunately, there is no denying the fact that both of these methods of dealing (or not dealing) with the pain of this disease significantly reduces one’s quality of life.
Finding the cause of fibromyalgia is no simple task but, with the proper specialized testing and health coaching we offer at Cellular Health, we have been able to help hundreds of people win this battle.
If you’re looking for a way to get back to your health and reduce your suffering, please call our office at (407) 862-2287 to schedule a personal health consultation today at our holistic medicine in Orlando office.