Aches And Pain All Over
Feeling uncomfortable pain all over one’s body makes it difficult for one to want to get up each morning. There are different reasons why one would struggle with chronic pains one cause being the chronic condition known as fibromyalgia. If we were to try and summarize a definition for fibromyalgia, we would have to say that fibromyalgia is chronic condition that sets off widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness that has lasted for at least a period of 3 months. Fibromyalgia is characterized by one thing – pain. More than twelve million people have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and each of them are forced to live with widespread musculoskeletal pain which often goes hand in hand with extreme moments of fatigue, memory difficulties and fluctuating mood swings and behaviors.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that most people do not fully understand and there are several reasons as to why this is true. The main reason that fibromyalgia is so difficult to understand has to do with the little known information about the condition. Trying to explain fibromyalgia in article form can be rather difficult due to the lack of information on the topic but what is known about the condition will be addressed in this article.
The pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia is most commonly felt in the soft tissue, muscle, tendons and joints. Soft tissue is located in several spots on the body such as: the elbow, neck, back, knees, shins, hips and shoulders. The pain is often felt the most at night and the individual suffering from the pain often struggles to find time to sleep and once he or she finally falls asleep the night is often interrupted from the pain and the fibromyalgia patient wakes up stiff, uncomfortable and just plain miserable the next day. The painful spots on the body are referred to as tender spots and are felt in the various locations we have already mentioned. The pain will start in a location such as the knee and then spread out to include the whole leg. The pain or feelings that correspond with fibromyalgia have been described as a:
- Deep Ache
- Shooting Pain
- Burning Pain
- Painful Joints
- Numbness And Tingling in the hands and feet
The painful sensations mentioned are felt in areas of the body where soft tissue exists and soft tissues exist in eighteen different places on the body. The following is only a few of the places where soft tissue predominates and where fibromyalgia pain could be felt.
- Rib Cage
Fibromyalgia and pain are often simultaneous and the fibromyalgia patient struggles on a daily basis with symptoms like: muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nerve pain, twitching and even occasional palpations along. The frustrating part about fibromyalgia is that the symptoms are only one painful aspect of this condition. Fibromyalgia comes with other life complications that have been known to leave serious and even permanent effects on the body.
Treating fibromyalgia can be difficult because a diagnosis must first be made. Diagnosing fibromyalgia is difficult due to lack of tests that exists to prove that fibromyalgia is truly a condition. No x-ray, urine test or lab testing can be done to prove the development of this condition so one is left to his or her symptoms as the only indicator. Three months of chronic pains must exist in eleven out of eighteen tender points in order for a diagnosis to even be made and a treatment plan to be discussed.
Treating fibromyalgia can be done through the use of medications as well as through various natural supplements. Each approach to treatment has been proven over time to help decrease the pain and symptoms that this condition causes, however the use of medications have been known to provide a series of unhealthy results that have lasted in long term and even permanent damage to one’s personal health. The risks that are involved with the usage of such medications have caused more fibromyalgia sufferers to consider the option of a more natural treatment solution.
Natural treatment solutions offer sufferers the option of pain relief without running the risk of permanent bodily harm.