Do You Suffer From Fibromyalgia?
It is thought that nearly 1 in 20 people are affected by fibromyalgia. Of these, a considerable 80-90% of those affected are women. This complex condition can rear its head suddenly and be tricky to diagnose. Patients can be misdiagnosed and consequently improperly treated for diseases that are similar to fibromyalgia.
A huge step forward in the treatment of this debilitating illness is being able to put a name to it. This is important not only with regards to assigning strategic treatment but also for patients being able to validate the pain that they feel.
Causes: Fibromyalgia a chronic condition characterized by pain in the soft tissue surrounding the muscles. Fibromyalgia syndrome can vary in severity and may affect one muscle or an entire group.
Symptoms: Patients report certain tender points or triggers that cause pain. Patients may also report other symptoms such as fatigue, depression and other psychological issues.
Treatments: Physical therapy is considered as the best option for Fibromyalgia syndrome. Interventional procedures include trigger point injections, spray and stretch techniques, and dry needling.
If you are dealing with fibromyalgia contact a local pain management specialist for help.
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