Fibromyalgia is a disorder known to cause fatigue and muscle pain in those affected. Symptoms usually begin with slight soreness in the muscles and feeling tired but soon it can progress to the point where it becomes a painful strain just to walk to the car.
Patients with fibromyalgia will often complain that certain parts of their body will be in excruciating pain when pressure is applied in those certain spots. This can make it harder to move or do regular tasks that they were able to do before.
Some of the most common places on the body that people often complain hurt when pressure is applied are:
Those suffering find it difficult to complete everyday tasks because of the pain. About 1 in 50 Americans have fibromyalgia but confuse with just signs of old age when really it is not. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown but there are a list of factors that doctors believe trigger the condition. They are the following:
There is no definitive cause or cure but treatment can make life much easier for those affected. With treatment, those affected do not have to live in pain, will be able to do their everyday tasks with more ease, mentally be at ease, have more energy overall, and be just overall happier.
Manifested pain can hurt a person mentally and physically much more than people think. Especially with a condition like fibromyalgia where is it is often overlooked and not treated properly.
At Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville, we diagnose and provide treatment options for fibromyalgia that may help get you back to function. Call us today at 434-328-2774 to schedule your appointment!