What Is Going On?
When the body is trying to communicate with its owner that something is not right it does so through a series of symptoms. These symptoms vary depending on what exactly is wrong with the body but there are those times when the condition of the body is so off that the body has a hard time communicating so it just goes crazy. Fibromyalgia is one of those conditions that send the body into complete haywire. The body is unsure as to what is wrong therefore it just sends out several painful and miserable symptoms that force an individual to seek out the advice of a medical professional.
Medical professionals believe that fibromyalgia is a rather common condition that causes the individual diagnosed body-wide pain. Medical professionals believe that fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal conditions that occurs and is often summarizes or characterized by body wide pain. Wikipedia says that fibromyalgia is considered to be a musculoskeletal disease or neuropsychiatric condition. Fibromyalgia is debated amongst medical professionals due to the lack of information surrounding it and with little more than theories surrounding its existence some medical professionals and medical researchers do not know how to classify this condition.
Further confusion has come 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. 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.
Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
With so little information on the topic of fibromyalgia and even more debate about whether or not the condition known as fibromyalgia is a disease or just a chronic condition how is one supposed to know if he or she has it. 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.
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