Fibromyalgia is one of the most debilitating types of musculoskeletal disorder. This condition is characterized by a generalized pain in the musculoskeletal area, which is also accompanied by mood problems, sleep disorders and fatigue. Fatigue and fibromyalgia are often taught to be the same. In fact, the fatigue of fibromyalgia is chronic and persistent. Some may describe fatigue as the one you experience when you have the flu. Fatigue is also exhausting and paralyzing. Even after hours of sleep, you will feel this fatigue when you wake up.
Experts say that fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue share some similarities, one of which is continuous and debilitating fatigue, making the victim in some cases unable to continue working or doing their activities. The difference lies in the fact that fatigue in fibromyalgia is widespread. The victim of fibromyalgia can find relief by having a nap during the day, on good morning. But in the bad days, multiple periods of rest will not give relief to any type of chronic fatigue and exhaustion that the victim feels.
One of the symptoms of fibromyalgia is abdominal pain. This is the reason why many people often fail to differentiate between fibromyalgia and abdominal pain. Many times, people think that the abdominal pain they suffer is just the usual abdominal pain, and not fibromyalgia. Many doctors may also have some diagnostic errors, the case that many fibromyalgia sufferers experience the onset of symptoms at the beginning. Abdominal pain can also be diagnosed as other types of diseases, such as PCOS, Graves Disease, and Hashimotos.
Experts say that fibromyalgia and IBS (irritated bowel syndrome) are connected. Fibromyalgia abdominal pain is believed to be caused by IBS. IBS causes some stomach problems, including cramping, constipation, bloating and diarrhea. However, other experts believe that abdominal pain and discomfort may be caused by abnormal sensory processing. Yes, fibromyalgia affects the way the brain processes the pain signal, which amplifies the pain. This may explain why many fibromyalgia sufferers feel extreme pain in other parts of the body, including the abdomen.
Since the pain is felt in the musculoskeletal area, the treatment of fibromyalgia can be similar to back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. You can opt for chiropractic treatment for the treatment of fibromyalgia and back pain, as it is natural, relatively safe and has no significant side effects. A chiropractor will work on manipulating the affected muscles and joints to eliminate pain and discomfort. Having a regular chiropractic treatment is highly recommended for every fibromyalgia sufferer.