Living with fibromyalgia is tough. Sometimes the pain you experience feels like it will never end. Here at Lean Healthy Life, we know that coping with this terrible disease can often be too much to bear, and that’s why we are dedicated to helping our patients learn how to cope with and overcome their pain. For many years now, Dr. Eric Lane has been helping individuals with fibromyalgia find freedom from the symptoms that have been putting their lives on hold. Call today for a consultation to see if you’re the right candidate for his effective treatments. Below is a short summary of what Fibromyalgia is and how it affects the body.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is marked by excessive pain in the muscles and bones that is often accompanied by tiredness, mood problems, and memory issues. Most specialists believe that fibromyalgia is able to intensify sensations that are painful by manipulating the signals coming into your brain.
Oftentimes, fibromyalgia will begin after a major surgery, physical trauma, or extreme emotional duress. However, there are some cases that seem to appear slowly over the years without any apparent significant cause.
Unfortunately, women are more like than men to suffer from fibromyalgia, and many sufferers also have problems with headaches, TMJ, irritable bowel syndrome, and emotional disorders such as depression or high anxiety.
What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Normally when people describe the symptoms of fibromyalgia, they refer to the pain as a continual, dull aching that seems to come up from their muscles. The pain is also widespread, which means that occurs on the left and right sides of the body, as well as above and below the waist.
Fibromyalgia sufferers also experience “tender points,” or places on their body that are exceptionally prone to pain. These tender points can range anywhere from the back of the head to the inner knees.
Another common symptom of fibromyalgia is fatigue. Many patients report feeling tired all the time despite sleeping for adequate amounts every night. Often, sleep is disrupted by the pain, and other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome are not uncommon.