What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a neurological disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. Fibromyalgia affects the way the brain processes pain signals. It is estimated that roughly five million Americans live with fibromyalgia.
What causes Fibromyalgia?
While the etiology of fibromyalgia is unknown, symptoms sometimes begin after a significant physical or psychological trauma, or a medical illness or surgery. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time and have no single triggering event.
What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread pain
- Cognitive impairment
- Tension headaches
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome
How is fibromyalgia treated?
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia several treatments exist that may help alleviate your symptoms. These treatments include:
- Cognitive therapy
- Relaxation/stress-reducing techniques
What is my prognosis?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic, lifelong condition with no cure. The good news, however, is that Fibromyalgia is treatable. With proper treatment, Fibromyalgia suffers can achieve symptom alleviation or remission. If you believe you or a loved one may be living with Fibromyalgia, contact Kentucky Neurology and Rehab and our team will help provide you relief from the life altering symptoms you are experiencing.