Fibromyalgia is a mystery that consists of a lot of symptoms and it seems like it is impossible to solve this mystery, especially when researchers haven’t found the root cause and cure of this illness.
There are a lot of doctors who do not admit this syndrome existence. It is true that people who are having this syndrome have to live their life with this syndrome. We cannot stop the occurrence of fibromyalgia till now.
Knowledge about Fibromyalgia so far
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome whose main symptom is a widespread pain. Along with this pain, people with fibromyalgia suffer from many other symptoms as well.
Some other symptoms include nausea, lack of focus, memory loss, arthritis and joint pain, depression, vomiting, sensitivity to light, odors, medication and noise, sensitivity to certain kinds of food, stiffness, numbness, tingling sensation, sleep problems, jaw sensitivity, food sensitivities, digestive issues, irritable bladder and reduced tolerance to exercising.
The major question that still doesn’t have any answer is what actually causes fibromyalgia. Although we have reached on a very high level in research and technology the truth is still we don’t know about the actual root cause of fibromyalgia.
Some researchers believe that fibromyalgia can be caused by genetics, as many people have this disease in the family and doctors have detected certain polymorph genes in the bodies of fibromyalgia patients. But also, it cannot be the only cause of fibromyalgia because the same gene can be responsible for many other diseases as well. Some diseases can be similar to fibromyalgia.
Some other explanations are also there for fibromyalgia-like stress, low quality sleep, and dysfunction of nerve cells that worsen the pain in the brain. And yet, there is no explanation which is for sure a cause. Until we find the cause and cure it, all we have is to treat every symptom separately and manage the condition while never losing hope.
Life with fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia patients have to suffer a lot because sometimes it is difficult for them to even perform routine activities. There are some people who have openly told us the stories of how they are living a dreadful life with this illness.
Even, there are some celebrities like Morgan Freeman, who accepted openly that he is suffering from this condition. Life feels like a long string of devastating days with fibromyalgia. Sometimes people lose hope and get into an endless string from which they cannot come out.
Fibromyalgia is not something that you can treat without any concern of doctors. If you feel like you are having chronic pain for a very long time, or you have some severe symptoms; you should consult a doctor to check whether you have fibromyalgia or not.
There are various symptoms of fibromyalgia that seems similar to the symptoms of other diseases like arthritis, depression, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic fatigue as well. So, doctors find it difficult to diagnose it.
How Deep Tissue Laser Therapy helps Fibromyalgia patients
Various forms of pain have been treated effectively from laser therapy including fibromyalgia. Although chronic pain is not cured of its studies have shown that pain due to fibromyalgia can be alleviated by this laser therapy.
Eve, this deep tissue laser therapy has been approved as a complementary therapy by FDA in US of America. This therapy can help in managing various chronic pain conditions.
Laser therapy is effective for those who want some alternative prescription therapies. You will feel a relaxing type of warmness and will feel no pain during this treatment. This treatment lasts for maximum 10 minutes and you will feel an immediate difference in your first results.
However, make it sure that you are choosing a facility where equipment has more efficiency and where well-trained people are available if you want to go for this therapy.
Fibromyalgia’s other treatments
There are several types of medications approved by FDA. 3 drugs have been approved by FDA i.e. Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella. Since the beginning, Savella is the only drug that is approved for fibromyalgia treatment. Rest of the drugs was used to treat other conditions previously.
Moreover, fibromyalgia symptoms can be lessened by physical therapies and exercising also. It is proved that more endorphins are released in the body and due to this pain is alleviated.
Naltrexone is a medication that is used to help former narcotics, those who stopped using narcotics to remain drug-free. Naltrexone is also used by people addicted to alcohol to stay alcohol-free. Recent studies have shown that it also works with endorphin levels and has the power to release pain, fatigue, and stress in fibromyalgia patients.
There are some other alternative therapies for fibromyalgia patients like meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture etc. all these therapies help in alleviating pain and make the person relaxed.