What is fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). It is a long-term condition causing pain all over the body.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown.
It has been suggested abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) processes pain messages around the body.
It’s also suggested that some people are more likely to develop fibromyalgia because of genes inherited from their parents.
The condition maybe triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event, such as:
- An injury or infection
- Having an operation
- The death of a loved one
Symptoms of this condition
- Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- Muscle stiffness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems with mental processes (known as “fibro-fog”) – such as problems with memory and Concentration
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Treatments we provide for fibromyalgia
- Manual Acupuncture
- Exercise rehabiltation
- Relaxation techniques
- Pain medication in certain instances