Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue (feeling tired). People with fibromyalgia have pain and tenderness throughout the body.
|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.|
|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.
The causes of fibromyalgia are not fully known unknown. There may be a number of factors involved.
Fibromyalgia has been linked to:
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:
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.