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Dealing with fibromyalgia on a daily basis is a tough road to face alone. You feel likely drained and desperate for a way out. That's just how completely this disorder can affect a life and the lives of those associated.. Widespread pain, debilitating fatigue, and sleep impairment are just a few of the ways that fibromyalgia can leave your life in shambles. At Living Well Medical in NYC, our comprehensive pain relief programs give patients hope for better days without the constant pain.
Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune condition that is likely caused by a variety of interconnected factors; there is no single known, definitive cause. Such factors might include genetics, triggering infections, stress, or emotional trauma. Conditions such as chronic fatigue, posttraumatic stress disorder, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are stress-related and often present comorbid with fibromyalgia.
The symptoms that are associated with fibromyalgia are many, but there are a few that are fairly consistent across the board. Below are a few of the more common symptoms.
Though the pain resides in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, the cause of the pain is a result of malfunctions in how the nervous system processes pain. The pain experienced by those suffering from fibromyalgia can vary widely: people describe the pain as muscular aching, shooting, stabbing, throbbing, or intense burning. Pain and stiffness is more severe in the morning and muscles that are used repetitively may ache even more.
Fatigue and impaired concentration often impair those afflicted with fibromyalgia; people describe feeling 'foggy". This foggy state of mind can also deplete a person's ability to concentrate and, subsequently, limits their ability to retain information. Fatigue can feel like the extremities are weighed down and the body is so drained of energy that even simple tasks can require great effort.
With fibromyalgia, patients often report having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and feeling 'refreshed" in the morning. Through the night, people with this condition are frequently waking and unable to reach a deep sleep. The result is a night spent in 'quasi-sleep" and upon waking, feeling as though you've been run over by a train.
At Living Well Medical in NYC, a comprehensive array of therapeutic options is available to treat fibromyalgia and help you feel like yourself again. Physical therapy, massage therapy, and cold laser therapy are some of the treatment options available to help patients deal with the severe challenges of this condition. Through the overwhelming difficulties of fibromyalgia, Living Well Medical can help you cope and recapture the quality of life that you once had. Don't wait, get relief today.
While fibromyalgya is a very difficult condition to treat, we have found that some patients respond positively to a combined approach that includes lifestyle changes such as chiropractic care, nutritional counseling and medical pain management.