This complicated and often misleading condition is characterized by pain in the muscles and soft tissues fibers of the body. Because most lab tests show up normal, it can be very difficult to diagnose. The usual symptoms of this painful disorder range from becoming tired easily, urinary urgency, anxiety, lack of restorative sleep and tingling or numbness just to name a few. Although the actual cause of Fibromyalgia is not known, stress, irritated nerves, nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, and lack of exercise can all increase the symptoms.
There is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but there are very effective treatment options available. Studies show that patients have had a very high success rate with Chiropractic care. Trigger point massage can also help relieve pain in the tender points of the neck, elbows and knees often experienced by people with Fibromyalgia. A regular exercise routine, especially cardio, is a great way to strengthen the muscles and increase the range of motion which will decrease the tension and pain. Proper nutrition also plays a vital role in the relief of symptoms. Any kind of stress to the body needs to be reduced as much as possible.