Unexplainable widespread pain is common among people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Considered one of medicine’s biggest mysteries, fibromyalgia is described as musculoskeletal pain coupled with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood problems. Typically, people experience fibromyalgia after some sort of physical trauma, a recent surgery, or infection. However, fibromyalgia can develop over time and for no apparent reason.
Research suggests that women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. Though there is so no cure for this diagnosis, the professionals at Southwest Spine and Pain Center offer a variety of management strategies, from exercise to relaxation to help manage painful symptoms.
With most pain management treatments, lifestyle changes and home remedies can be supplemented into your care. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, consider these self-care tips to coordinate with your Southwest Spine and Pain Center care:
- Reduce stress
- Get adequate sleep
- Exercise regularly
- Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet