Why am I Always In Pain?

Young woman with hands holding her shoulder pain. Suffering from chronic pain has an impact on your quality of life. Enjoying your favorite activities is impossible when your body hurts. Not understanding the cause of the pain can add to the frustration. But, finding out the reason for your pain can help bring peace of mind as you search for relief. Fibromyalgia, although misunderstood, might be the reason behind your pain. Here are a few things you should know about fibromyalgia and how you can cope with it.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that can have an impact on your life. Chronic, widespread pain, sleep disturbances, and mental distress are characteristics of fibromyalgia.

The disorder can exist alongside other conditions such as

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

Some researchers believe trauma such as surgery, infections, or psychological stress can trigger fibromyalgia symptoms. 

Some risk factors for fibromyalgia include genetics, other chronic conditions, and sex.

How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

A medical professional can determine if you have symptoms consistent with fibromyalgia. An indicator that you may have the condition is if you’ve experienced widespread pain for a minimum of 3 months.

Your doctor can check several areas for pain, including

  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Jaws
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Neck
  • Back

What Is The Treatment For Fibromyalgia?

While there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, you have several methods to treat symptoms. First, increasing your self-care routine can help. Getting exercise, managing stress, and relaxation techniques like yoga can provide an outlet for you.

Also, pain medication can help you fight the discomfort fibromyalgia brings. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help bring some relief. Although opioids are stronger medications, they aren’t recommended as they have the potential to create dependence. 

Your doctor can help you determine the best medicine for your symptoms.

How You Can Cope

Symptoms of fibromyalgia can be life-long. But with self-care and pain management strategies, you can still live a long, high-quality life.

Also, having a stable support system can help you cope with living with fibromyalgia symptoms. Summit Health Care Pain Clinic can support you through your journey with fibromyalgia and find treatment options for pain.

Our practice serves Show Low and the surrounding areas. Schedule a consultation today by calling 855-768-4968.

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