If chronic pain and fatigue make you want to stay in bed a lot of the time, you may have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Find out how doctors diagnose and treat these mysterious conditions.
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common reasons for chronic pain. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. The most common myth, doctors say, is that fibromyalgia is “all in your head.”
Fibromyalgia is a medical mystery. We don’t exactly know what causes it. And lab tests can’t diagnose it. But physicians are getting closer to uncovering the truth about it.
Did you know that eliminating certain foods from your diet might help ease pain? A pain management specialist answers some key questions about how it works.
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As women age, they experience more compression fractures, vertebral changes such scoliosis, loss of bone mass and osteoarthritis than do men. Any one of these conditions puts women at a higher risk of breaking a bone during a fall, which can add to their pain.
Research finds that you can eliminate many of the effects of chronic pain and side effects of medications with an anti-inflammatory diet, regular exercise and stress management.
Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to rule your life. Coordinated care from a team of experts can help you take charge of this chronic pain condition.
If you want to live a better life with arthritis, the benefits of exercise are clear. Healthy movement can help you decrease stiffness, release your body’s natural pain-blocking endorphins and reduce stress on your joints as you lose weight. But there’s a reason I always stress the importance of speaking with a doctor before starting … Read More
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common reasons for chronic pain, affecting about 5 million Americans. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. The most common myth, doctors say, is that fibromyalgia is “all in your head.” “Many of those with fibromyalgia are afraid that the culture does not believe that fibromyalgia is a real … Read More
Fibromyalgia is a very common condition that I see in my patients. It causes widespread pain – particularly in the neck and shoulders – and it can also cause sleep problems. It is associated with irritable bowel syndrome, depression and anxiety — but the good news is that there are ways to improve symptoms. What … Read More