Is Fibromyalgia Neurological?
ven though fibromyalgia afflicts around 4 million Americans or about 2% of the adult population, it’s still a somewhat mysterious ailment. And difficult to diagnose. Though its cause isn’t exactly understood, it’s believed to be a sensory malfunction of the central nervous system.
Our caring, experienced team has helped many patients find relief, and we’re excited to do the same for you. So, contact us today at The Wellness Institute of Dallas. We also invite Highland Park and University Park, TX residents to see us at our Dallas practice.
Fibromyalgia is a neurological sensory processing disorder
The main symptom is persistent pain felt across the body, and individuals with this condition are also known to be more sensitive to pain. But, fibromyalgia can cause numerous nasty effects, including cognitive issues – some of which may be exacerbated by the physiological stress of constant pain, and the psychological impact and exasperation caused by consistent suffering.
In addition to chronic aches and pains felt across the body, fibromyalgia can also cause a feeling of stiffness and fatigue. Or headaches, and even migraines. Additionally, it may manifest as insomnia or other sleeping problems. And mental difficulties, like trouble focusing, faulty memory, or an inability to concentrate or think clearly.
Fibromyalgia can also often accompany other muscular, neurological, or digestive afflictions, including a jaw disorder known as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Or numbness or the sensation of tingling in the hands and feet. It may also coexist with gastrointestinal and digestive problems, including constipation, bloating, general discomfort, or irritable bowel syndrome.
Find pain relief and improved overall well-being with a personalized treatment plan
Our trained specialists at The Wellness Institute of Dallas are devoted to your well-being and have extensive experience helping many other individuals with fibromyalgia. Using all we’ve learned about the intricacies of this painfully detrimental disorder, we’ll devise a personalized treatment plan just for you. Based on your unique needs, medical status and history, and lifestyle factors. Since fibromyalgia affects individuals in various ways, we’ll get to know you personally and how it affects your life.
Your personalized treatment may include certain medications, such as pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs. Physical activity is also recommended, and we can help you formulate a fitness regimen or offer physical therapy. Additionally, occupational therapy may help, which involves finding strategies to manage daily pain by altering your everyday behaviors or how you perform specific tasks. Counseling may also prove effective, as well as practicing self-care, which may help you feel better overall and improve general wellness.
If you are looking for a Dallas neurologist specializing in fibromyalgia, contact us today
If you feel you’re suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic pain in general, please reach out to us at The Wellness Institute of Dallas. Our fibro specialists in Dallas, TX are dedicated to your well-being, and we’d love to help you shed the burden of constant aches, discomfort, and the associated mental and emotional stress of living with pain. We also warmly welcome those in the Highland Park and University Park, TX areas to pay us an in-person visit!