Fibromyalgia

21:54 - 4 May , 2021

Disease

What is Fibromyalgia?

It is a neurological condition that can appear at any age in all genders, although its incidence is higher in women, causing chronic pain in muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints, as well as weakness, tiredness, insomnia, headache, and changing moods, among others.  It is a non-degenerative condition that evolves unsteadily, that is, it has moments of crisis and quiet stages. Recent research claims that it amplifies pain sensations by affecting the pain processing functions of the brain and spinal cord.

Symptoms

  • Continuous pain throughout the body.
  • Migraine.
  • Anxiety.
  • Tiredness.
  • Cystitis.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Tachycardia.
  • Depression.
  • Difficulty focusing, paying attention, or concentrating.
  • Jaw joint involvement.
  • Insomnia.
Causes:
  • Hereditary factors.
  • Recurring infections.
  • Degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or lupus.
  • Repeated or prolonged accidents or stressful situations. 
 

Diagnosis and treatment

Once your case has been evaluated and the diagnosis confirmed, you will be indicated the treatment to follow so that you can improve your quality of life through physical therapy, postural education, and the administration of painkillers, antidepressants, or anticonvulsants. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, the following recommendations help decrease its symptoms:
  • Eat a healthy diet low in fat, sugar, and carbohydrates.
  • Implement breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques as a daily routine.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Have a correct body posture.
  • Avoid being overweight and obese.
  • Psychological support for anxiety and depression.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care. We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:
  • Arthroscopic surgery.
  • Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
  • Trauma surgery.
  • Hand surgery. 
  • Foot and ankle surgery.
  • Spinal surgery.
We treat injuries such as:
  • Dislocation.
  • Chronic bone and joint diseases.
  • Ligaments.
  • Spinal diseases.
  • Joint replacements.

Fuentes:

  • mayoclinic.org.
  • inforeuma.com
  • medlineplus.gov
  • cun.es
  • msdmanuals.com
  • medigraphic.com
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  • Limas SNI, Contreras SJ. Asociación de neuropatía de fibras pequeñas y fibromialgia en el Hospital Central Militar. Rev Sanid Milit Mex. 2019;73(3-4):201-205. doi:10.35366/SM193_4B. 
  • Hernández-Balderas MA, Ramos-Peek J. Estudio polisomnográfico en pacientes con fibromialgia primaria. Arch Neurocien. 2005;10(1):9-14.
  • Álvarez MMG, Álvarez MPR, Montes RMJ, et al. Fibromialgia. Avances en su tratamiento. Rev Cub de Reu. 2019;21(2):1-8.

						
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