What is Fibromyalgia
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a long-term or, as most call it, a chronic pain disorder. It is associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and overall fatigue. Symptoms like these can be considered 'subjective', meaning they can't be determined or measured by a series of tests. Because its symptoms are subjective, there isn't a clear well-understood cause, fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as something else.
The lack of objective tests for 'Fibro' plays a role in some doctors actually questioning the disorder. Although it is now much more accepted in medical circles than before some doctors and clinicians do not consider fibromyalgia a real condition.
Due to researchers getting closer to understanding fibromyalgia the stigma attached to the condition is slowly going away. In the past, many professionals worried that people could use this 'undetectable pain' as an excuse to seek out prescription medication. Doctors and physios are now finding that lifestyle changes, in many cases, can be more effective than medication. We will post something on this subject on here soon.
As doctors gradually begin to accept this 'condition', the more likely, the broader medical community will be to explore effective ways of treating fibromyalgia.
At Pain Relief Glasgow, we are extremely sympathetic to all of our clients' situation. We treat every client/individual with the utmost respect, and our methods have already proven to deliver some results.
What are some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia 'Fibro'?
Fibro is often associated with areas of tenderness, which are commonly referred to as 'trigger or tender points'. Places on an individuals body where even the slightest of pressure causes pain.
These 'trigger' points are seldom used to diagnose fibromyalgia in today's medical climate. Doctors may use them to narrow their list of possible diagnoses though and that is a step in the right direction.
People with Fibromyalgia may also experience:
- fatigue / tiredness
- Insomnia / trouble sleeping
- sleeping for long periods but still feeling tired
- chronic headaches
- depression or feeling low
- anxiety or mild panic attacks
- lack of focus
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