Getting Help With Your Fibromyalgia Symptomsby Mike Jones Blogger
can be a complex disorder to diagnose andit has a vast array of symptoms that
can mimic other disorders. If you have been suffering from this condition be
sure to contact the Broadview
fibromyalgia clinic to beginunderstanding
the disorder itself. Fibromyalgia is not just a physical condition; it can be a
mental one as well. The first onset of symptoms can be caused by physical
trauma and or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia (Fibro) patients can often feel
misunderstood by not only doctors, but their own family. This misunderstanding
can leave a patient to feel totally isolated and that nobody believes them.
There are many physical situations and events that can lead to this condition. One of those causes could be an automobile accident. Spinal cord trauma from whiplash can lead to spinal cord hypersensitivity. The tissue surrounding the spinal cord is not strong enough to give support the way it used to. This can lead to pain in the muscles and joints. Spinal Stenosis, (narrowing of the spinal canal) can also be a reason for Fibro to develop. It is not hard to understand the process here. For a patient with this disorder, the neurons in the brain are said to be not firing correctly.
Much like a car that needs pistons to help fire the engine, the brain needs to have the neurons firing correctly. In a fibro patient the electrical signal sent from our brain to areas of our body flow along those neurons. In a person with Fibro, this signal gets interrupted. When the body can't interpret these signals it will send it out as the only thing it can, pain. Other symptoms can be a burning sensation in the skin so deep that it becomes mixed with a deep down itch; one that just can't be scratched enough. Dealing with such varied symptoms is difficult and frustrating which is why many seek the consulting of one of the top neurologists in Ottawa for answers and information.
Spinal health really is an important factor when it comes to Fibromyalgia treatment. Testing to see if you do have a spinal cord issue is the first place to begin. MRI's and CT scans of the spine can help reveal disc damage or stenosis. Movement disorders can also go right along side of this disease. Things like Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) can almost be the first warning side that something is seriously wrong. RLS can develop in childhood and sometimes never be out grown. Getting on top of spinal issues and treating them can lower your symptoms of Fibro.
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