Make It Through Today So You Can Face Tomorrow
Getting through each day while struggling with a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia is a huge accomplishment for most fibromyalgia patients due to the intense pains they feel on a repetitive basis. Fibromyalgia is a very painful condition that can cause extreme limitations in the life of an individual that has been diagnosed with this miserable condition. Fibromyalgia though painful is also a mystery. The Condition of fibromyalgia is a highly debatable topic amongst medical professionals and for good reason. There is so much about this so called condition that is still waiting to be unearthed therefore medical professional debate back and forth about whether or not this condition can be called a disease or not.
What Medical professionals have to say about fibromyalgia has to do with that in recent years due to the conflicting opinions of some health care providers and the opinion of the National Institutes Of Health and belief of the American College Of Rheumatology confusion exists and much frustration as a result of this debate. Fibromyalgia has been categorized or recognized as a condition or disorder that can be diagnosed through the National Institute Of Health, and the American College of Rheumatology. The National Institute Of Health as well as the American College Of Rheumatology believe that fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder and is caused by a neurobiological abnormity which than produces a physiological and cognitive deficiency whereas most health care providers do not believe that fibromyalgia is a disease.
The argument for the health care providers is that In order for a condition to be recognized as a disease there has to be a set or list of abnormities upon being physically examined and through objective diagnostic testing.
Painful Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
Though medical professionals can disagree on whether or not fibromyalgia is a disease they cannot disagree on how painful the symptoms of fibromyalgia are and the limitations that the pain causes. 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. It would be safe to say that with twelve million sufferers fibromyalgia is a common syndrome.
Body-wide pain is often hard to clarify and give specifics of when it seems as though the pain is being felt everywhere, but in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia there has to be some type of specifications that are particular to or belong only with this condition, one would hope. The pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia 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 painful spots on the body are referred to as tender spots and are felt in the various locations mentioned. The pain will start in a location such as the knee and then spread out to include the whole leg.
Where Pain Is Most Commonly Felt
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. If you were to stop for a moment and consider just how many areas of the body are surrounded by soft tissue than the realization of just how painful land uncomfortable fibromyalgia is might sink in a little more. 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 symptoms like muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nerve pain, twitching and even occasional palpations along with other life complications. Without a cure for fibromyalgia the best approach is to get through each day while working alongside a medical professional to determine which treatment will be most effective to help relieve the pain and symptoms of this miserable condition.