Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome are chronic conditions, most easily defined as interference with how the brain processes pain signals. These conditions can cause heightened pain sensitivity, or the feeling of being in pain for no reason at all.

The main symptom of Fibromyalgia is long lasting pain throughout the body. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is similar, though long lasting pain is tied exclusively to your muscles. Doctors are still not entirely sure how or why these conditions develop – they may be tied to genetics or various infections, or triggered by physical or emotional trauma. This makes these conditions hard to diagnose, though it is shown that trigger points are more common in women than men.

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When dealing with Fibromyalgia or Myofascial Pain Syndrome, you may experience:

  • 3+ Months of dull pain throughout the body (Fibromyalgia)
  • 3+ Months of aching or stinging pain in the affected muscles (Myofascial)
  • Fatigue or poor sleep
  • Headaches or difficulty concentrating
  • Irritable bowels
  • Depression or anxiety

Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome may be treated by medications, relaxation techniques, a specialized exercise plan, or via Physical Therapy. Because these conditions vary from person to person, a plan that fits your conditions and personal needs will always be developed just for you.

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