What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia syndrome is chronic disorder which includes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that affects about 5 million people in the US.
Is Fibromyalgia known by any other terms?
Fibromyalgia is often confused with another condition called 'myofascial pain syndrome' or 'myofascitis'. Both fibromyalgia and myofascitis can cause pain in all four quadrants of the body and tend to have similar tender point locations, but the two conditions are worlds apart.
Who gets Fibromyalgia?
For reasons that are unclear, more than 90% of those who develop fibromyalgia are women.
How would I know if I have Fibromyalgia?
People who have fibromyalgia may experience:
- sleep disturbances
- morning stiffness
- irritable bowel syndrome
- painful menstrual periods
- numbness or tingling of the extremities
- restless legs syndrome
- temperature sensitivity
- cognitive and memory problems (sometimes referred to as "fibro fog")
When is professional assessment required?
As soon as symptoms begin to interfere with the quality of your life.
What are the treatments for Fibromyalgia?
The treatments can vary depending on a sufferers individual life-style circumstances . Be aware that not all treatments require surgery and prescription drugs. A Screening can greatly assist by leading to professional diagnosis and expert advice on the best treatment options available. One Life in Katy, TX uses natural solutions for dealing with fibromyalgia - no need for the side effects of drugs
I have ongoing pain and fatigue. Should I be screened?
Definitely. No question. Claim a Free Screening for Fibromyalgia today at One Life.