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Fibromyalgia - Everything You Need To Know - Spine Center of Texas
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition described by symptoms of widespread muscle pain and tenderness that often also cause fatigue and affect sleep, memory and even mood. Fibromyalgia requires a medical diagnosis as it can often be very difficult to diagnose. More than 3 million cases are reported in the United States each year. In this post we will discuss the causes and symptoms of Fibromyalgia, but if you are struggling with pain and other symptoms caused by this condition, call Spine Center of Texas today to schedule an appointment at one of our three locations in Texas.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, but it can often be linked toextreme physical or psychological stress in the body. Possible triggers for this condition include physical injuries, infections, childbirth, surgery, or even traumatic events such as the loss of a loved one.

Some of the first signs of Fibromyalgia

Some of the first symptoms people experience upon the onset of this condition is depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, lack of energy, trouble concentrating. Some studies report that it takes an average of 5 years for people to receive a diagnosis. Having a clear understanding of your pain and symptoms can help your doctor get you started with treatment sooner.

When diagnosing Fibromyalgia doctors will look for the following three conditions to be met before moving forward.

  1. Widespread pain
  2. Symptoms present for at least three months
  3. No other disorders that can explain the cause of the pain

Other symptoms affecting the body that may be considered involve muscle pain, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle weakness, pain in abdomen, numbness, insomnia, constipation, nausea, nervousness, chest pain, blurred vision, fever, dry mouth, hives, ringing in the ears, loss or change of taste, seizures, rash, sus sensitivity, hearing loss, hair loss, painful urination, and/or bladder spasms.

If you are experiencing pain in your body, call Spine Center of Texas for a complete evaluation. During your appointment you’ll learn more about all treatment options available to you. You do not need to live with pain in your body. Our experienced team can help you get back to the life you love. We now have offices in San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Seguin.