Did you know that there’s a chronic condition that causes stabbing, burning pain all over the body and chronic fatigue? It’s called fibromyalgia, and it’s a condition that affects the muscles and soft tissues of the body. People that have fibromyalgia can go many days in chronic pain, with neuropathy symptoms, and problems with digestion, concentration, sleep and more. Don’t let fibromyalgia stop you from achieving your goals in the prime of your life! Find out what treatments are effective to combat the symptoms of fibromyalgia so you can enjoy your life again.
You’ve probably heard about fibromyalgia at one point or another, but you may not know what it actually is unless you know someone who has it. Fibromyalgia affects the muscles and soft tissues of the body. If you are familiar with the human body, then you know that muscles and soft tissues cover all parts of the body. Your muscles are responsible for your movement, even the slightest twitch of blink of your eye. There are over 650 different muscles in your body, and many more if you’re not just including the main muscle groups. That means, a person can have symptoms in literally any part of their body.
When symptoms affect most of the muscle groups, a patient can have chronic pain, fatigue and more all over. Fibromyalgia was named based off of the Latin and Greek words “fibro”, meaning fibrous tissue, “myo”, meaning muscle, and “algia”, meaning pain. This condition causes a person’s body to ache everywhere. They generally are also plagued with chronic, unbearable fatigue. Certain spots on the body can become painful to the touch, and sleep and mood problems happen as well.
Research and studies are still being done to find out more about fibromyalgia. In the past, it wasn’t always diagnosed correctly. It also doesn’t help that other chronic conditions generally accompany fibromyalgia. Medical professionals must use blood tests and other diagnostics to rule out similar conditions and diseases to finally figure out that you have fibromyalgia. You may receive a quicker diagnosis if you already know that it runs in your family. There is still not a clear, clean-cut cause for disease symptoms, but studies suggest that a trauma to the body or another condition can set it off.
Patients are diagnosed based off of the symptoms they have. Common symptoms include:
Even though there is no cure for fibromyalgia, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do about it. There are countless chronic diseases and conditions that don’t have a cure, but the symptoms are reduced or taken away with the right therapy or treatment. At our center, we have the following therapies to help you with your symptoms:
If you live with chronic pain and overbearing fatigue, get a medical evaluation. You could have fibromyalgia, or you could have something else. Knowing what is affecting your body is the best way to heal and find relief from symptoms. Even though there is no cure at this time, there are ways to find relief and to feel more like you. To talk to a medical professional and to have a customized treatment plan made for you, call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087!