Determining Fibromyalgia Risk Factors
It’s estimated that more than 3 million people suffer from fibromyalgia in the United States. Fibromyalgia can cause chronic fatigue, disrupt sleep patterns, affect the memory, and alter the mood. It is marked by persistent widespread muscle pain in various parts of the body and is often debilitating.
There is no cure, but the chronic pain associated with the disorder can be managed with proper treatments and therapies right here in Tampa, Florida.
3 Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia
- If you’re a woman, then your chances of a fibromyalgia onset are greater. This painful disorder is diagnosed in woman far more often that men for physiological reasons (ie. the differences in human male and female bodies.)
- If another family member has fibromyalgia, you are more likely to suffer from it at some point as well. Genetic predispositions and inherited traits put some people at a higher risk of the disorder’s onset.
- If you have rheumatoid arthritis you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia due to already being prone to painful nerve disorders.
Get Fibromyalgia Help in Tampa
Fibromyalgia is a tricky health concern. It is believed that repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of those suffering with fibromyalgia to change, leading to an abnormal increase in levels of neurotransmitters (the chemicals in the brain that signal “pain.”) Over time, it is thought that the brain’s pain receptors seem to develop a “memory” of the pain and become more sensitive, often overreacting to pain signals in the future.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine like aspirin can offer a brief respite, but the pain will return and you don’t want to become dependent on painkillers, the OTC or prescription-kind. There are alternatives to managing the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Non-pharmalogical therapies can be a great way to reduce the pain without surgery or medication.
Our pain management experts at Florida Pain Relief Group can help relieve the awful pain that fibromyalgia causes. Get on board with us today to make fibromyalgia pain walk the plank!