Suffering In Constant Pain?
If you’re experiencing seemingly endless widespread muscle pain and tenderness all over your body, it may be fibromyalgia (also called fibrositis.) This is a disorder marked by musculoskeletal pain coupled with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It’s also an issue where your brain processes the “memories” of pain signals via chemicals called neurotransmitters, thus amplifying the pain, or signaling pain where there is no known cause.
Potential Causes of Fibromyalgia
It is not currently understood what exactly causes fibromyalgia, but it the following contributing factors have been commonly associated with the disorder.
- Genetics. Fibromyalgia tends to pass on through family genetics, although generations may be skipped. There seems to be a predisposition for someone to get fibromyalgia if a family member also suffers with the disorder.
- Infections. Various diseases and/or illnesses have been known to contribute to fibromyalgia.
- Physical trauma. A physical injury from a wreck or sports injury may trigger the disorder.
- Emotional trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been linked to fibromyalgia.
Another potential cause that has been connected to fibromyalgia pain is non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This is a syndrome where someone develops a variety of intestinal and/or extraintestinal symptoms that improve when gluten is removed from the diet. This is similar to celiac disease, but as the name suggests, non-celiac gluten sensitivity is not quite the same, although both require the removal of gluten.
Treatment for Fibromyalgia in North Texas
Fibromyalgia has no known cure. It is a debilitating disorder that can dramatically alter your lifestyle if gone untreated. Therapies and treatments for fibromyalgia vary due to it’s unknown origins and widespread effect, but can be very helpful in managing the pain and providing much need comfort.
Connect with the pain experts at Texas Pain Relief Group so they can examine your condition to determine whether or not you’re suffering with fibromyalgia. If so, they can help alleviate the pain today, and help manage it going forward tomorrow.