Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men.

Causes:

Genes. Fibromyalgia seems to run in families. Your parents may pass on genes that make you more sensitive to pain. Other genes can also make you more likely to feel anxious or depressed, which makes pain worse.

Other diseases. A painful disease like arthritis or an infection raises your chances of getting fibromyalgia.

Emotional or physical abuse. Children who are abused are more likely to have the condition when they grow up. This may happen because abuse changes the way the brain handles pain and stress.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some people have this mental health problem after a terrible event, like war, a car crash, or rape. These events are also linked to fibromyalgia in some people.

Anxiety and depression. These and other mood disorders seem linked to fibromyalgia, though there’s no proof that they actually cause the condition.

Not moving enough. The condition is much more common in people who aren’t physically active. Exercise is one of the best treatments for fibromyalgia you already have. It can help turn the pain volume down.

Treatments:

Acupuncture is commonly used to reduce various forms of pain. It works by reducing inflammation, stimulating the release of your body’s own pain killer, that is endorphins, and calming your brain. It is safe with no side effects. If supported by the overall body of evidence, acupuncture will offer much needed effective symptom relief for fibromyalgia.

Ozone stimulates improved oxygenation, helps the blood to unload oxygen to the tissues more readily, and increases the antioxidant capacity of the tissues. and course of treatment is generally 10-15 treatments.)

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