When you have fibromyalgia, you know firsthand just how chronic pain can impact your life. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease that has a collection of signs, symptoms and medical problems that tend to occur together, but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause. A common and chronic disorder, fibromyalgia syndrome is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Widespread pain
- Diffuse tenderness
- Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes referred to as “fibro fog”)
- Sleep disturbances
- Morning stiffness
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Painful menstrual periods
- Numbness or tingling of the extremities
- Restless legs syndrome
- Temperature sensitivity
- Sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights
If you’re struggling with pain associated with fibromyalgia, help is available. At the Pain Center, our team of experts offers the most advanced, science-based pain management treatments.
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