Chronic Pain Management: Lower Back Pain

Fibromyalgia and lower back pain If you have fibromyalgia, then you have likely experienced fibromyalgia related back pain. With many nerves and muscles in the back and around the spine, this is a vulnerable area for anyone but especially those with fibromyalgia and chronic pain issues. Chronic pain management techniques are often called for with every kind of back, spine and/or nerve related pain.   In fact, because lower back pain is more common today,…

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Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain Hip OR hip flexor pain? One of the more common areas affected in fibromyalgia lower body pain, especially if you also have irritation or pain in the SI joints of the lower back

Fibromyalgia and Hip Flexor Pain Hip OR hip flexor pain?  One of the more common areas affected in fibromyalgia lower body pain, especially if you also have irritation or pain in the SI joints of the lower back

It is not uncommon to have hip flexor issues or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors, and lower back correlate with fibromyalgia pain areas due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas. The hip flexor muscles allow your hips to move with flexibility. You are engaging these muscles whenever you move your legs, and that means…

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200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

200+ Major and Minor Symptoms of Fibromyalgia You are unintentionally Ignoring

Fibromyalgia is classified as a syndrome so people will have some of these symptoms. No two people will be the same (this cause people a lot of confusion). 1. Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level 2. Cold hands and feet (extremities) 3. Cough 4. Craving carbohydrates 5. Delayed reaction to physical activity or stressful events 6. Dryness of eyes and/or mouth 7. Family member(s) with Fibromyalgia 8. Fatigue, made worse…

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Clinical Research Finds: Fibromyalgia Tied to Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease: Also Linked to Endocrine and Autoimmune Disorders

Did you have a gynecologic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, in the few years before you developed fibromyalgia? It’s a trend some people have noticed, and a study published in 2015 shores up the link between these types of surgeries and fibromyalgia onset. It also provides further evidence for an association between fibromyalgia and common overlapping conditions that are gynecologic, endocrine, or autoimmune. The Findings In the study, researchers reviewed charts of 219 women with fibromyalgia and 116…

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72 NON FAMILIAR SIGNS FIBROMYALGIA YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THEM

72 NON FAMILIAR SIGNS FIBROMYALGIA YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THEM

By: Kortney Briggis You’ve probably read about fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, fatigue and fibro fog, but the list of possible symptoms is far-reaching and body-wide. Those tiny lists don’t even begin to describe our experience! I put together this “monster list” of 60+ symptoms to let you know that you’renotalone! The list is adapted from one put together by fibromyalgia author Devin Starlanyl along with other research.Knowing the full range of symptoms can help you…

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Fibromyalgia vs. Arthritis: Understanding Pain Types

Fibromyalgia vs. Arthritis: Understanding Pain Types

By Adrienne Dellwo Understanding Different Pain Types Different pain conditions can cause very different kinds of pain. However, due to the subjective nature of pain, it’s hard for doctors and patients alike to know what’s making us hurt in a certain place at any given moment. For those of us with widespread pain, that can make it really hard to recognize it when a new pain condition comes up—and that means delays in diagnosis and…

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What is the Difference Between Lupus and Fibromyalgia?

What is the Difference Between Lupus and Fibromyalgia?

Lupus and Fibromyalgia are rheumatic disorders that share some symptoms and can be experienced concurrently by patients. Despite this overlap, lupus and fibromyalgia are distinct conditions that every patient will experience in his or her own way. In cases of lupus, the patient’s tissues, joints, and organs are attacked by the immune system. Fibromyalgia sufferers may manifest some symptoms similar to those associated with lupus but without experiencing inflammation, joint, or organ damage or many…

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TWO NEW DRUGS FOR FIBROMYALGIA THAT ACTUALLY WORK. MUST READ ARTICLE TO RELIEVE PAIN.

TWO NEW DRUGS FOR FIBROMYALGIA THAT ACTUALLY WORK. MUST READ ARTICLE TO RELIEVE PAIN.

Regular readers know I’m very skeptical about the claims of new drugs, especially those advertised on TV with a voice at the end of the commercial reading the side effects at the speed of a tobacco auctioneer (I always listen carefully for “death,” that ultimate side effect). You’ll see no commercials for either Savella or Xyrem on TV, the first because its manufacturer, Forest Laboratories, doesn’t believe in direct-to-consumer ads. The FDA hasn’t yet approved…

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Fascia: A Hidden Piece of the Puzzle of Fibromyalgia Pain

By Ginevra Liptan, MD You may have heard from your doctor or a TV ad that fibromyalgia is caused by over-activity of pain sensing nerves. It’s true, this is one important source of fibromyalgia pain, but there are other even more important triggers of pain that must be addressed in order to get significant pain reduction. And unfortunately your doctor may not be aware of them. Many studies have shown that the fibromyalgia nervous system…

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10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

10 true causes of fibromyalgia that your doctor will never tell you about

It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects nearly 6 million or 1 in 50 people. Fibromyalgia is classically characterized by chronic pain particularly muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog or cognitive impairment, depression and painful tender points throughout the body. Conventional medicine has yet to uncover the cause of fibromyalgia and only offers management of symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Functional medicine, on the other hand looks to find the root cause of fibromyalgia…

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