May 3, 2014
Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder with widespread pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, memory loss, and severe mood swings. Research shows that fibromyalgia affects the way a person’s brain processes pain signals and amplifies them so that people who have fibromyalgia feel constant discomfort. Women are much more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than men. Sometimes symptoms begin after a physical injury, surgery, or infection. Other times stress plays a role in fibromyalgia, and symptoms can gradually accumulate over time. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatment plans available that can help sufferers control symptoms.