Fibromyalgia is a disorder which causes widespread pain throughout the body and especially focused in the joints, tendons, muscles and other soft tissues. Aside from chronic pain other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are tiredness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches and more.
It is not known what causes fibromyalgia, but there seem to be certain triggers that can bring it on, none of which have been proven. Those causes may include:
• Trauma, either physical or emotional
• A disorder in the way the brain/body responds to pain. The brain response areas may be reacting differently in patients with fibromyalgia
• There is speculation that either a virus or other infectious microbe may be responsible, although there is no evidence that this is the case at the moment
A pain control and management specialist such as Dr. Harvey Finkelstein, MD can help patients with fibromyalgia in several ways. Dr. Finkelstein can recommend treatments which help his patients gain relief from their pain as well as teaching skills which can help his patients cope with their pain and with other symptoms of this condition