Although it is a relatively common condition, affecting women more often than men, there have previously been few non-surgical treatment options available without the use of risky medications.
What are the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
- Heightened pain response to touch and pressure
- Joint stiffness and soreness
- Fatigue and sleep disturbance
- Muscle spasms and weakness
- Nerve pain
- Numbness and tingling of the skin
- Impaired memory, concentration, attention, or “brain fog”
- Altered mood, depression, or anxiety
- Digestive and bladder issues
- Difficulty swallowing
Scientific research reveals that the heightened pain response experienced by Fibromyalgia patients is likely due to a flaw in how signals are processed in the brain and throughout the nervous system. The body misunderstands the information that the nervous system is sending out, resulting in an overall dysfunction in how the body perceives any pressure on the skin. Traditional treatments usually include several pain medications, in which results are often less than successful, and have many undesired side effects.
Though the possible causes of Fibromyalgia pain are still somewhat unclear, it is believed that Fibromyalgia sufferers maintain a lower threshold for pain due to overactive and agitated nerve cells in the spinal cord or brain. Physical and psychological stress can trigger this type of inflammation in the nerve pathways that regulate energy, mood, and pain. These nerve pathways regulate many biological processes, which is why those with Fibromyalgia pain often simultaneously suffer from chronic fatigue, sleep, declines in cognitive functioning, and mood regulation.
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