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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic debilitating syndrome impacting 3-6 million people in the US. Affecting mostly women, this syndrome is a collection of manifestations that often incapacitates its victims. Some associated signs & symptoms includes, hypersensitivity to pain, multiple locations of pain and tenderness, brain fogginess, or trouble sleeping.

Fibromyalgia Risk Factors

There are a number of elements that may increase the chances of developing this condition. A few of those include older age, pre-existing arthritic conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis, repetitive stress, obesity, and or a previous family history of this condition. Fibrositis is often triggered by post- viral infections as well.

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Condition Presentation:

There a many ways fibrositis can affect individuals and finding the correct diagnosis can be frustrating. Loss of independence, loss of work, and decreased quality of life, all reinforce a person’s symptoms as they bounce from doctor to doctor, in search of relief. In addition to, often a collection of treatments, lifestyle changes, and counseling is needed to reduce symptoms and restore some balance of a normal life. Because of this, Smart Pain Solutions employs a comprehensive approach to treating those already diagnosed with or are suspected of having fibromyalgia. Our office utilizes therapeutic massage, other forms of muscle work, and chiropractic treatment for those multiple areas of pain.

Listed below are some of the common signs and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia syndrome:

  • Wide Spread Pain
  • Tender Joints
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Mood Changes
  • Headache
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Numbness and Tingles
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
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