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.
Common Known Conditions
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Include
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.
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.
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
Doctors are still unaware of the causes of fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves various factors working together. These may include:
Because fibromyalgia runs in families, there may be certain genetic mutations involved that may make you more prone to developing the disorder.
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.
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.