What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia (fibromyalgia syndrome), a disease that causes pain all over the body, nowadays is seen more frequently. Fibromyalgia symptoms are widespread pain, extreme tiredness (fatigue), muscle stiffness, difficulty sleeping, problems with memory and concentration, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), urinal and endocrine problems.
Though fibromyalgia is very common, only 1/3 of the patients get diagnosed. People mostly think that the patient is making these complaints up but one can witness the severity of it just by observing the symptoms.
“Even if invisible, the pain is there. Fibromyalgia is REAL…”
- You don’t feel like you used to be,
- Your body can’t keep up with your wishes,
- You do not like being touched,
- You are having trouble explaining what you feel,
- If you look well despite all of these: YOU MAY HAVE FIBROMYALGIA!…
Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating.
The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones, which work together to support the body and enable us to move around. 80% of people suffer from back pain at least once in their lifetime and 95% of these back pains are not caused by a serious problem.
A number of structural problems may also result in back pain. They are ruptured and bulging disk, sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis and kidney problems. If the compressed nerve cannot function, patient may develop numbness, weakness and loss of reflex. Usually, herniated disc does not require a surgery. Only 5% of these patients are taken under an operation.
Often it’s not possible to identify the cause of back pain. Doctors call this “non-specific” back pain. But the cause can be identified. Especially postural syndrome should be treated.