If you are suffering from irritation in just one part of the body even minor cramps because of your monthly cycle you become unable to perform your daily functions. Your sleep cycle will be distributed and you will face mood swings as well. Have you ever wondered what will happen if you start feeling pain in your whole body? From head to toe, every muscle of your body is in discomfort. You will be thinking about how its valid but many people in the world suffer from this deadly pain known as fibromyalgia
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Patients suffer from mild to severe pain in the full body. Sometimes it is more severe in some parts as compared to others but it leaves its effect on your whole body
How does it feel like to wake up tired even after sleeping like a baby for 16 hours? It feels dreadful. People with fibromyalgia, feel the same when they wake up. In addition to that their sleep is also disturbed by pain.
People with fibromyalgia also suffer from a common symptom known as fibro fog they cannot focus on mental tasks.
The causes of this fatal pain are
It is congenital which simply means that if your parents or grandparents have this issue you can also suffer from this.
Some other illnesses such as bacteria and viral infections can provoke this disorder
Physical and emotional discomfort
Most of the time fibromyalgia is because of emotional stress such as PTSD or maybe physical stress such as after accidents or surgery
There are no specific tests that can confirm that patient is suffering from fibromyalgia that it’s why it becomes really hard to diagnose it and patients have to coordinate very well with doctors to diagnose it. Commonly there are 20 tender points in our body and it is diagnosed by pressing those points and asking if the patient feels any pain. In addition to that if the pain is radiating in the body for more than three months in the same pattern then it is referred to as fibromyalgia
The best treatment for fibromyalgia is a combination of drugs such as pain relievers, antidepressants anti-seizure drugs, and physical therapy. A physical therapist is a savior for a person with fibromyalgia. They develop a personalized program of exercises and treatment for you which will show you
- How to Start slow and make progress
- How to survive with this disease
- Which techniques work best for you
several exercises such as
- Aquatics exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Deep breathing and regular exercises are included in this
in addition to exercises, several other techniques of physical therapy such as hot and cold therapy mind-body techniques, and mediation are used. These physical therapy treatments help reduce pain and fatigue, improve focus and make patients able to lead a normal life.