Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes a lot of pain. However, muscle pain is also a symptom common to several other conditions. Therefore, to confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it is necessary to exclude other possible diseases, through clinical consultations and a fibromyalgia test, made with a specialist.
The fibromyalgia patients have a dysfunction in the feeling of pain. It is common for them to feel pain in the shoulders, back, legs and muscles all over the body. There are times when the joints can become stiff. And it’s even common to feel colder than other people who don’t have the condition.
If you want to understand more about muscle pain and fibromyalgia causes and treatments, keep reading!
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disease that can be defined as a chronic, non-inflammatory syndrome that manifests itself in the musculoskeletal system, but can affect other systems of the human body and different parts of the body apparatus.
As stated earlier, its main symptom is severe pain in any part of the body, combined with the difficulty of finding a possible agent that’s causing this pain. In general, patients have difficulty locating pain too, often pointing to periarticular sites, without specifying whether the origin is muscular, bony, or articular.
Main causes of fibromyalgia
Experts have not yet concluded the causes of fibromyalgia. But some factors are associated with the syndrome more often. Genetics is one of those factors. Recurrence in people of the same family is high.
Another factor associated with fibromyalgia is physical or emotional trauma. Such as psychological stress, these factors can trigger physical pain and lead into fibromyalgia syndrome.
Virus infections and autoimmune diseases can also be associated with possible causes of the disease.
An important factor that needs to be observed is that if you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, you are more likely to end up developing fibromyalgia.
Muscles are present throughout the body. They are tissues responsible for support and movement of the members. If the muscles cause pain and discomfort when the patient is both still or in movement, he may be experiencing muscle pain.
In the vast majority of cases, muscle pain is a consequence of performing more intense physical activities than you’re used to. Or have done movements that were performed incorrectly, too abruptly or without proper warming up. Muscle pain does not always require medical attention. But, there are treatments that can relieve your muscle pain and make you feel better faster. Acupuncture, IV Therapy and Physical Therapy are some of the treatments that will be explained by the end of this article.
Main causes of muscle pain
Muscle pain is usually caused by the torsion of the muscles due to physical activity, or when the patient excessively stretches the muscles, to the point of breaking the fibers that make up this tissue. When that happens, we can say that the patient had a muscle strain.
Some muscle pains are caused by compressions in the muscles, such as those that occur when the patient suffers a fall or some type of domestic accident with trauma. Muscle aches can also be caused when the patient suffers from stress, tension and anxiety. Some people unconsciously tense certain muscles, especially in the shoulder area, which can result in muscle pain.
Muscle Pain relief and Fibromyalgia Treatment
The objective of relieving muscle pain and performing a fibromyalgia treatment is to make the patient able to live without pain and be able to perform physical exercises and movements necessary in their daily lives, without having to exert themselves excessively.
Treatments for muscle pain and fibromyalgia may involve physical therapy, acupuncture, IV Therapy.
Physical Therapy helps patients recover from injuries, relieve pain, prevent future injury and/or deal with a chronic condition. In this technique, the physical therapist will lead the patient’s body to perform exercises of flexibility and strength. Stretching and restorating areas of the body that are injured or compromised for some reason.
Acupuncture is a safe way to get relief from several different types of pain, even chronic pain. Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and uses between five and 15 tiny needles that are applied to some areas of your body and relieve tension. The acupuncture treatment is completely personalized, based on which pain the patient is suffering for.
IV Therapy is an Intravenous therapy that enhances the immune system, and it’s the fastest way to deliver medication and make the body absorb medicine and nutrients. Patients get nutrients delivered directly to the bloodstream, so there’s 100% absorption. Optimal hydration is achieved super fast and energy increases.
In the case of fibromyalgia, psychological support is also a care that can be considered important for the treatment of the patient, as well as the use of medication under prescription and medical supervision.
Massages and stress relief methods are also great options to keep your mind and body in tune, to provide yourself with quality of life.
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Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness can help you with all these treatments, offering you the best experience in pain relief. Finding the cause of your pain and health problems is what we do best!
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