Fibromyalgia is a condition where the muscles and bones are affected. It is the second most common condition which is usually misdiagnosed due to the similar symptoms seen in other musculoskeletal conditions. We’ll have a run-down of the signs, symptoms, causes and diagnosis of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia solutions.
The classical symptoms seen in fibromyalgia include fatigue, joint pain, and muscle pain.
There is no significant cure for treating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, but there are therapeutic measures that help in relieving the symptoms associated with the condition.
Altering lifestyle changes, stress management, medications, exercises, and the latest laser treatment are effective measures for treating fibromyalgia.
Have a look at the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment options or fibromyalgia:
All Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia symptoms are similar to overall body pain.
The main fibromyalgia symptoms include:
- insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- difficulty in concentration or attention problems
- tender areas
- low pain threshold areas
- muscle tightness
- muscle spasms
- twitches or burning sensation
Fibromyalgia symptoms seem similar to conditions like bursitis, osteoarthritis or tendonitis.
Other signs of fibromyalgia include:
- dry nose
- mouth and eyes
- uncontrolled urination
- hot or cold sensitivity
- sensitivity to light or sound
- numbness and tingling sensation
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown but doctors assume that fibromyalgia is caused by problems related to the spinal cord or brain which results in painful sensations to different body areas.
However, risk factors of fibromyalgia include:
- It is more commonly seen in women when compared to men.
- It is common if you are suffering from different painful conditions like infectious disease or arthritis.
- Fibromyalgia is common in patients suffering from mood disorders like depression or anxiety.
- It is seen in patients suffering from emotional or physical abuse and patients suffering from post-traumatic disorder.
- It is commonly seen in patients who avoid performing exercises.
- Genetic mutations or family history might also increase your chance of suffering from fibromyalgia.
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia starts from examination and past medical history along with the family history.
Fibromyalgia is not significantly diagnosed with specific tests as the symptoms resemble different medical disorders.
The doctors need you to undergo all the tests so that he or she can rule out other diseases like thyroid disorders, arthritis or lupus disease.
The doctor advises blood tests, hormonal tests to check the levels and any inflammatory markers within the body along with the X-rays.
If there are no significant chances to diagnose the disease, the doctor might perform the two-part scoring system to identify the pain intensity and how widespread the pain is due to the disease.
It also helps to identify how much it will affect daily activities.
The results seen during this test helps in evaluating the treatment plan.
Fibromyalgia Treatment Options
The doctors prescribe the treatment options depending on the symptoms of your disease.
You might be prescribed with:
- pain relievers
- muscle relaxants
- sleeping pills
The most significantly used drugs for relieving the symptoms of fibromyalgia include Milnacipran, Duloxetine or Pregabalin.
Over-the-counter painkillers are also effective but they pose several side effects especially stronger pills such as opioids.
Exercises are also advised for treating fibromyalgia, especially moderate exercises or low-impact activities which help in building muscle strength and endurance.
Yoga, tai chi, walking, and pilates are effective for relieving the symptoms linked with fibromyalgia.
These exercises for fibromyalgia induce the formation of endorphins which helps in relieving stress, pain and allows you to sleep well.
Other complementary therapies like acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation and massage over the affected areas might also ease the body pain.
However, when considering the latest technology you can opt for laser therapy by visiting a fibromyalgia treatment center such as BioFlex Pakistan. It is a simple Canadian tool that aids in treating different medical conditions – including fibromyalgia.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is widely utilized for treating several musculoskeletal conditions which also includes fibromyalgia. The low-level laser therapy offers anti-inflammatory effects and relieves pain which is felt in this mysterious disease. The wide-spread burning pain is relieved with few sessions of laser therapy. It helps in improving sleep, stiffness, skin tenderness, fatigue, muscular spasms, and others.
This cold laser therapy launched by BioFlex is a non-pharmacological treatment option that aids in relieving this neuropathic pain. It is a cost-effective and safe process that poses no severe adverse effects over the body.
LLLT acts over the peripheral neural stimulation where it aids in the regulation of microcirculation, promotes analgesic and interrupts the pain mechanism. The use of LLLT promotes vascularization, increases the number of fibroblasts within the body, leads to epithelization and promotes the formation of collagen fibers. LLLT has bio-stimulatory effects where it promotes the formation of new cells along with the generation of new connective tissues.
In addition to pain control, the use of LLLT helped in promoting muscle activity along with a reduction in fibromyalgia fatigue. Different studies suggest the use of LLLT where it helps in enhancing the quality of life, allowing the patients to actively perform their routine activities.
For having laser therapy in Pakistan, you can visit our fibromyalgia experts in our treatment clinics in Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad & Multan. BioFlex Pakistan will give you the best chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia solution.For further queries, you can call the toll-free number or request a call back online through the booking forms on the website. They will call you back within the next day for any information, or to book your appointment.