About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue (feeling tired). People with fibromyalgia have pain and tenderness throughout the body.

How do you know you might have fibromyalgia?

Yes No Identifiable characteristics to help diagnose fibromyalgia. If you have two or more of these features, you may want to talk to your doctor about your muscle pain.
Trouble sleeping
Morning stiffness
Painful menstrual periods
Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”).

A person may have two or more coexisting chronic pain conditions. Such conditions can include chronic fatigue syndrome, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, interstitial cystitis, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and vulvodynia. It is not known whether these disorders share a common cause.

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

The causes of fibromyalgia are not fully known unknown. There may be a number of factors involved.
Fibromyalgia has been linked to:

Some scientists think that a gene or genes might be involved in fibromyalgia. The gene(s) could make a person react strongly to things that other people would not find painful.

Who Is Affected by Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia affects 5 million Americans 18 or older. Between 80 and 90 percent of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.
People with certain other diseases may be more likely to have fibromyalgia. These diseases include:

How effective is Treating Fibromyalgia with Drugs?

Fibromyalgia can be hard to treat with drugs. It’s important to find a doctor who is familiar with the disorder and its treatment. Individuals with chronic Fibromyalgia need alterative treatments to just drugs.
These alternatives includes:

The PainX® tDCS therapy is now approved in Canada for the treatment of pain. It is a non-invasive and non-drug option for patients suffering from pain. If you are interested in trying PainX® for yourself or a loved one, please contact us online and a Soterix Medical representative will be in touch with you.

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