Fibromyalgia is a disease that’s plagued many but is often not detected soon enough. What is fibromyalgia? If you feel sudden prolonged stretches of pain spreading all across your body, constantly feel fatigue weighing you down, become moody all of a sudden, execution of mental tasks leads to an energy drain and depression looms around for no apparent reason – these are a few of the many indications pointing to fibromyalgia.
Is this disease common?
Fibromyalgia isn’t easy to diagnose, hence it is difficult to ascertain the exact number of people it is affecting. There is a checklist enlisting 18 tender points, and if the patient is found to have pain in 11 of the 18 points, one is diagnosed to have fibromyalgia. Before ascertaining the patient is afflicted by fibromyalgia, it has to be ruled out that the patient is not suffering from a few other diseases like anaemia, diabetes, metabolic bone disease or thyroid.
Studies have shown that this disease is found in 0.5-2% of the population. Also in accordance with the history of this disease often affects women more than men. The National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association have stated that 3-6% of the world population is suffering from the disease and the US has 10 million people who suffer from fibromyalgia.. Fibromyalgia brings with it certain risks that it’s best for one to be aware about. There is a possibly of the prevalence of this disease being attributed to the genes in the family and either being preceded or followed by these diseases: rheumatic arthritis or Lupus.
In the Indian context, to gain an insight on Fibromyalgia in the Indian scenario a target group was studied. As per the study, 8.2% of the people suffering from Lupus were suffering with Fibromyalgia. Medical science has not been successful in finding a permanent cure for Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Treatment at CMRA
The key to Fibromyalgia treatment is effective management of pain in the musculoskeletal system. At CMRA, the curative process is based on a combination of various non-drug approaches. The initial treatment is focused in eliminating all the allergies, correction of hormonal imbalances, if any, releasing stress & anxiety, correcting the body and muscle metabolism and normalizing the muscles and other soft tissues by releasing the trigger points and muscle spasms. This is done using CMRA’s traditional combination trigger point releasing technique which is followed by various exercise programs to prevent the recurrence of this condition.