Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Treatment With Low Level Laser Therapy.

LLLT / Acupuncture Treatment

The common failure in fibromyalgia conventional treatment globally and its response to low-level laser therapy also called a cold laser, is well appreciated in science. It has an enormous effect on reducing pain and improving the quality of life by stimulating the nervous system in favour of the human body (acupuncture) and improving the circulation in local tissues (laser therapy). It also releases the spasms of the tight muscles like a release of trigger points. The anti-inflammatory effect produced by laser therapy also provides the site of pain, an opportunity to repair tissue and improve mobility.

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Common Known Conditions

Fatigue
Joint pain
Headaches
Unrefreshing sleep

Overview

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain that is widespread and coupled with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia aggravates painful sensations by affecting the way in which pain signals are processed by the brain.
Sometimes symptoms initiate after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or psychological stress. In some cases, symptoms slowly accumulate with time without any single triggering event.
Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia as compared to men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also suffer from tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
Even though there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures may also prove beneficial.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Include

Widespread pain

The pain that is associated with fibromyalgia often is a constant mild ache that has lasted for at least three months. The pain mostly occurs on both sides of the body and above and below the waist.

Fatigue

People suffering from fibromyalgia often wake up tired, even though they report sleeping for long hours. Sleep is often disturbed by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders.

Cognitive difficulties

A symptom of fibromyalgia commonly known as “fibro fog” hinders the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks.

Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other painful conditions, such as:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Migraine and other types of headaches
Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
Temporomandibular joint disorders

Causes

Doctors are still unaware of the causes of fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves various factors working together. These may include:

Genetics

Because fibromyalgia runs in families, there may be certain genetic mutations involved that may make you more prone to developing the disorder.

Infections

Some illnesses appear to trigger or increase fibromyalgia.

Physical or emotional trauma

Sometimes physical trauma, such as a car accident may trigger fibromyalgia. Psychological stress may also lead to this condition.

Why Does It Hurt?

Researchers believe repeated stimulation of nerve leads to the brains of people with fibromyalgia to change. This change involves an increase in levels of certain chemicals in the brain that are abnormal and that signal pain (neurotransmitters). Along with this, the brain’s pain receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become more sensitive, which means that they can overreact to pain signals.

Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia Include:

  • Your sex. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed more often in women as compared to men.
  • Family history. You may be more prone to develop fibromyalgia if a relative also has the condition.
  • Other disorders. If you are suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

Complications

The pain and lack of sleep associated with fibromyalgia can hinder your ability to function at home or on the job. The frustration of dealing with a condition that is often not understood also can result in depression and health-related anxiety.