Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes long-term musculoskeletal pain throughout your body. Around five million Americans are currently suffering from this condition. In today’s post, your expert physical therapy clinic, Terrapin Care Center, sheds light on Fibromyalgia.
Risk Factors and Causes
The root cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown. That said, studies show that this condition often runs in families, which is why it’s important to know about your relatives’ medical histories. Infections, physical trauma, and emotional stress may also trigger fibromyalgia. Women, particularly those who are 25-60 years old, are more likely to develop it. Individuals with other medical conditions, such as lupus, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, are at a higher risk as well. Some doctors believe that chemical or hormonal imbalances in your body may also be responsible.
According to your reliable physical therapist, fibromyalgia causes constant nerve stimulation that cause changes in your brain processes, such as a rise in the number of your neurotransmitters. In response, your brain’s pain receptors may become hypersensitive to any discomfort. This is why you may experience constant, disabling, and widespread bodily pain. Your joints may feel a dull and aching sensation, lasting for at least three months. You may also feel tired all the time, even if you’ve had a good night’s sleep. You may have a hard time concentrating on your daily tasks as well.
Our Suggested Management
Massage therapy is an effective and natural way to reduce fibromyalgia pain. This involves manual therapy, which is typically used as an adjunct method to chiropractic care. We may also introduce myofascial release and trigger point method in your treatment plan. It’s a great way to relieve stress as well.
For more information about fibromyalgia and our pain relieving options, call us at (301) 220-1930. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Silver Spring, MD.