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[Pain Relief Institute] My whole body is aching and sore! Fibromyalgia.

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2015-05-23

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[Pain Relief Institute] My whole body is aching and sore! Fibromyalgia.



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Hello again from the Pain Relief Institute at Godoil Spine Hospital!

When I was a child, my grandmother would often say "Oww!" or "Ouch!" seemingly out of habit.

I really didn't think much of it at the time, but now that I'm older,

I constantly find myself saying the same things!

Body aches and soreness without good reason can be described as symptoms of fibromyalgia,

and considering the fact that fibromyalgia occurs within 2 to 12% of the population,

it certainly is a common disease. Plus, the age of onset is gradually becoming lower and lower.

"Is my body aging faster than my actual age?" We'll find out more about fibromyalgia today and

hopefully answer such questions that you may have about the condition.


 

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Name: Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS)

Characteristics: Fibromyalgia is sometimes misdiagnosed as the symptoms are similar to stress-induced pains,

muscle aches, and postpartum issues. Those who suffer from the condition often downplay its severity and

don't receive the appropriate treatment at the appropriate time.

Symptoms: Pain is felt throughout the body, and any combination of unrelated symptoms can accompany tender points

in specific areas, fatigue, and sleep disorders.

Associated with: Stress, fatigue, sleep disorders, muscle aches, etc.

 

Fibromyalgia doesn't have any special or obvious symptoms and characteristics,

so it's difficult to discern and can be mistaken for other diseases. Thus, the proper treatment period is sometimes missed.

Among many, the chief causes of fibromyalgia are related to dysfunctions of pain neurotransmitters and

hormones in our body such as diminished brain serotonin metabolism, stress-induced decreases of corticosteroid secretions,

increased sensitivity to pain, and autonomic nervous system dysfunctions.



 

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What symptoms are suspected of being associated with fibromyalgia?


1. I feel pain in my neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and knees.

2. There are many tender points (painful when pressed) on my body.

3. I don't feel refreshed after a night's sleep.

4. My body feels stiff in the morning.

5. I can’t focus when reading a book.

6. I don’t feel relieved after urinating.

7. I feel uneasy and melancholic.

8. I’m suffering from memory loss.

9. I feel tired even after resting.

10. The back of my neck feels stiff and heavy.

11. I get frequent headaches.

12. I'm often gassy or suffer from diarrhea or constipation due to my sensitive intestinal tract.

13. I've had some of the above symptoms persist for more than three months.


If you've regularly experienced seven or more of the above thirteen symptoms,

you may be suffering from fibromyalgia.


※ Self-diagnosis is not a replacement for professional consultation.

We recommend that you see a medical professional for an accurate diagnosis.



 

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Do you remember chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) from a previous blog post?

Many people often confuse chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia or even think that they are the same illness,

but they are two distinctly different conditions.


The main symptom of CFS is fatigue, but fibromyalgia is a more intense and prolonged pain in the body.

This means that the appropriate treatments for these conditions vary slightly in accordance with their diagnoses.

A proper diagnosis of the condition and recognition of the fact that fibromyalgia is more than

merely mild pain are both essential to focusing on treatment and improving bad habits to maintain your health.


Fibromyalgia is associated with the mental health of a patient, and treatments that result in a placebo effect are also helpful.

A simple dietary change and the belief and expectation that you will overcome the condition can serve to relieve

the pains associated with fibromyalgia.


 


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Strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and even bananas are considered berries.

Berries have recently garnered attention for being healthy foods rich in antioxidants.

They contain folates that are excellent in preventing lifestyle-related conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Folates are great for new mothers as deficiencies can lead to anemia.

Regular consumption of berries can lower instances of inflammation and also improve blood vessel functions.

Blueberries in particular are extremely high in antioxidants when compared to other berries,

and they are effective in enhancing memory functions.


 

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Did you know that tomatoes are technically fruits and not vegetables?

Tomatoes are effective in treating inflammations as they contain antioxidants and antibacterial agents.

They are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C that lower blood pressure and are effective in anti-aging and

fighting various cancers. Although tomatoes are generally eaten fresh, cooking them can enhance

their nutritional properties, increasing the lycopene content and antioxidant activity.

Eating a single cooked tomato is like eating several fresh tomatoes!


 

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Broccoli was once used as decoration for steaks, but their effects were widely-known after Time

magazine included the vegetable in their list of top ten healthy foods. Broccoli is abundant in vitamin C,

an antioxidant absolutely essential for immune responses. They are said to contain twice the vitamin C of lemons!

In addition to vitamin C, broccoli contains various minerals such as vitamin B, vitamin B2, potassium, phosphorus,

and calcium.


If you suffer from stress due to prolonged pain,

I recommend broccoli as an essential vegetable in your diet as it aids in recovery from fatigue and relieves intestinal disorders.


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Special Tests for a Professional Diagnosis


1. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous nutrient therapy is an injection containing several detoxifying nutrients and

antioxidants administered directly into the bloodstream. Such an injection can combat substances near nerves,

muscles and ligaments that cause fatigue. The treatment is known to relieve neuralgia and

muscle pain as well as increase the effectiveness of other pain treatments.

Since a mixture of nutrients deficient in a patient is administered into a vein,

the nutrients are delivered quickly and directly to cells, and the effects in relieving fatigue and

muscle pain are felt much faster.


2. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy

TMS therapy is used to treat fibromyalgia by safely stimulating the brain using a magnetic field.

It induces the natural secretion of neurohormones that regulate sleep disorders, depression,

and fatigue as well as neurotransmitters that relieve pain.


3. Pain Manipulation

This treatment relieves pain simply by using a therapist's hands and tools to massage and

relax tense muscles as well as improve blood and lymphatic circulation around tender points.

Because the treatment uses hands and safe tools, there are no side effects or any pain or

discomfort during the treatment.

 


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