What Are the Causes of Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is an arthritis-related illness. Because the causes of fibromyalgia aren’t fully known, this disease is often misdiagnosed – and is widely misunderstood. It is most commonly defined as an illness which causes sore joints and muscles throughout the body, for no apparent cause. Because patients who suffer with fibromyalgia are in chronic pain, the disease can lead to feelings of depression and a desire to be isolated from friends and family. More than 12 million people suffer with some form of fibromyalgia. Patients are usually diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 60. Women are ten times more likely to suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia than men.
What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia? The most widely reported symptom is overall pain or achiness in the muscles or joints. The shoulders, back, hips and neck are the most commonly reported centers of pain, but some patients have been affected in their legs and arms.
Some patients also experience:
- Stiff muscles, abdominal cramps, difficulties falling asleep (or staying asleep), and chronic headaches.
- Muscle spasms and deep, stabbing pains.
- Overwhelming fatigue. On occasion, the fatigue starts from the moment the patient awakens, which makes getting out of bed difficult and painful.
- Hypersensitivity to rising or falling temperatures, or dryness in the nose, mouth or eyes.
- Incontinence or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is rare, but possibly one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
These potentially agonizing yet common symptoms of fibromyalgia can lead to anxiety, depression, or trouble concentrating – often called “fibro fog.” Fibromyalgia sufferers can have a hard time focusing on the most simple of tasks, making every day errands like walking a dog, cooking a meal, or even going to work next to impossible to fulfill. If your symptoms of fibromyalgia move beyond the basic signs of fatigue or joint aches, it’s important to see a doctor immediately.
What are the Treatments for Fibromyalgia? For patients seeking fibromyalgia relief, our NJ office can help ease the pain and aches in your muscles and joints. There is no definitive test for the disease, so the causes of fibromyalgia are defined on an individual basis through a process of exclusion: ruling out other illnesses before diagnosing this one. If you think you may be suffering from fibromyalgia, natural treatments in Dr. Joe’s NJ office are available. Specific exercises or stretches may be recommended, to keep your muscles strong and limber. Dr. Joe understands that one of the biggest problems for fibromyalgia patients is feeling powerless; his natural treatments will help you take control of your life again, while helping you manage the pain in an organic and drug-free way.
Fibromyalgia Natural Treatments in NJ
The causes of fibromyalgia may be a mystery, but we have an answer to your pain. Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is dedicated to offering you the latest in fibromyalgia relief. NJ residents should contact us now to learn about all of our chiropractic services as well as to find out how you can get your FREE fibromyalgia consultation with Dr. Joseph Young. Call today at (973) 831-1100 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!