Finding Solutions For Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia (FM) patients seek relief from medications, exercise, and healthy eating habits, after a proper diagnosis of the tender points within the body.

Depression had become a common denominator for the Fibromyalgia population since patients spent years waiting on a diagnosis. Anti-depressants like Cymbalta, and Wellbutrin help relieve Fibromyalgia pain.

 

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Development Centers Inc. 24424 and 24430 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48219. This is one facility in Detroit, MI, that helps Fibromyalgia patients with depression and their anti-depressants. There are psychiatrist and therapist here at this site to help ease the pain mentally and physically. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden

Opiates have been a common use for patients with Fibromyalgia. Now that more research has been done, Lyrica a new drug for FM patients can also help with the pain from the nerves. Weight management for some is highly recommended.

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 Exercise can help remedy pain symptoms of
Fibromyalgia pain. Photo by: Cynthia Gladden

Exercise is also suitable with healthy eating habits to help with pain symptoms.  Medications have helped find relief for some patients, leading them to a life filled with less pain and more activity. Pain management specialist, Dr. Mahmound Sabbagh states, “proper eating habits and daily exercising can also help with lowering pain symptoms.”

 

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An All in One Cleanser

 

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, initially a bicarbonate soda mixture, now has many uses, a health aid, cleansing agent, and baking.

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Arm & Hammer Soda Bicarbonate, a health aid, soda bath, relief of acid indigestion, and tooth brushing. Image Source: Google

The cleansing agent in Arm & Hammer Baking Soda has led to many other products. The newest products are cleansing products that help clean and remove odors in multiple ways.

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Many people use Arm & Hammer products used for health and cleaning purposes. Image Source: Google

 

Lupus Detroit Fighting to Help the Warriors

A non-profit organization Lupus Detroit sponsors events that help raise money to help people that afflicted with the Autoimmune Disorder that causes the body to attack its own organs.

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This is a symbolism of a Lupus survivor. Image Source: Creative Commons

Lupus Detroit is having its fifth annual Walk for Warriors walk. This walk is being held at the New Center Park, in Detroit, Michigan on September 2, 2017. Registration has begun for the walkers, walking to help raise this year’s goal of $40,000 for the Warriors who suffer from this incurable disease.

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Dorie R Fann-Purry a Lupus Survivor and active member of Lupus Detroit. Photo Source: Dorie R Fann-Purry

Lupus Detroit is a non-profit organization that raises money to help people who are afflicted with the illness that causes their bodies to attack their own organs. “Let’s fight this battle together,” says Dorie R Fann-Purry, and active member of Lupus Detroit.

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Lupus Detroit has started the registration process for walkers. Image Source: Google

Register today for the walk on September 2,2017, and help these chronic pain sufferers fight the fight of their lives.

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Image source: Dorie R Fann-Purry for Lupus Detroit and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Chronic neuropathic pain is commonly known as nerve pain. Many chronic pain sufferers are afflicted with neuropathic pain, a different kind of pain that responds poorly to standard pain treatments. Chronic pain patients can be troubled with both chronic pain and nerve pain, so seeking proper medical care is advised when experiencing an abnormal feeling within your body.

Chronic pain is also known as Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS), defined as having pain lasting for more than six months. Chronic pain can become dangerous cycles that lead stressors to cause intense pain. One case in point of a stressor is, loss of sleep at night, which can lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), from sleep deprivation and discomfort. No sleep leads to irritating nerves in the mind and body, making the pain worse, and that affects the nervous system and the paths leading to nerve pain.

Nerve pain can derive from damaged nerves sending false signals to the brain leading to chronic pain from the sensory nerves. The feelings of nerve pain vary from person to person; some people experience intense feelings of pain that burn and feel prickly throughout the different parts of the body.

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Chronic nerve pain is an extreme form of pain that can be debilitating. Signals from the Peripheral nerves and the central nervous system are the cause of the way that neurological mechanisms function in the body. Photo Source: Cynthia Gladden

Nerve pain can also make an individual highly sensitive to certain ailments for instance diabetes can lead to Diabetic Neuropathy a common cause of damaged nerves from diabetes being untreated. Fibromyalgia can affect the skin, muscles, and nerve central neurological disorders that stem from the spinal cord and the brain, reacting through the peripheral nerves of the body.

There is a heightened sensitivity to pain from nerves and can cause the skin to be affected with pain to the touch of the skin. There are also ailments that can lead to painful body positions, such as standing and sitting causing more stress for the patient.

Treatment for chronic neuropathic pain varies due to the reasons of the nervous system disruption. Opiates are prescribed, but other medications are given to calm the nerves. Topical ointments are used, nonsurgical treatments, home remedies, and treating health conditions that can attribute to nerve pain. Yearly physicals can detect early onset conditions, where a doctor can give you a correct diagnosis and treatment plan for any condition.

Chronic Pain and Depression

Your mental well being is just as important as your physical well being. Leading research finds that chronic pain and depression go hand in glove towards treatment. A path of signals to the brain detects chronic pain and depression can be linked to behavior. Multi functions of the brain recognize chronic pain and depression separately one or the other disorder leads to more severe pain.

Doris Dangerfield, Professional Counselor, states “chronic pain gets worse when symptoms of depression are not addressed and if depression is not treated it makes the pain feel worse.”

Many ailments or conditions cause chronic pain disorders, for example, fibromyalgia, arthritis, as well as sports injuries or falls. As a result, many patients use whatever measures to reduce their pain. Some people become addicted to the opiates used to treat pain, trying to get rid of the physical pain that could actually be connected to signals in the brain related to depression.

Doris Dangerfield feels that “pain causes depression and depression lead to pain, making a correlation between chronic pain and depression.”

Most people do not recognize the signs of depression, which leads to unexplained physical symptoms such as back aches and or headaches.

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The brain is the core of the central nervous system learning to relax can help reduce chronic pain.  Photo Source: Cynthia Gladden

Patients that are diagnosed with depression and chronic pain, antidepressant medications may find relief in both pain and depression because of the shared chemical messages in the brain. To help balance your life when coping with chronic pain being a part of your life, other healthy daily routines will help relieve the pain. Physical therapy, journaling, meditation, coping skills, eating healthy, and exercising, are just a few things that could help with reducing pain and building mental well being on a daily basis.

Pain can have a psychological effect and a physical effect for a correct diagnosis. A visit to your primary care doctor or local mental health center is advised for assessment of health conditions and treatment options.

Pain Signals To The Brain

The human body is equipped with nerve fibers known as the peripheral nerves, which connect the spinal cord and the brain. The central nervous system, known as the peripheral nerves and are considered the portal that controls the passage of pain signals to the brain for different parts of the body.

Aimal Khan describes the process that the brain goes through to approach pain. In the course of expanded growth of pain, chronic pain will progress leading to depression, anxiety, and a lower quality of life for some people. BBC World Service describes the link to chronic pain and inherited diseases, leading researchers to having a better understanding of chronic pain, so to help the many people that have to endure intense pain daily.

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During your lifes journey, if you cross a path of chronic pain that follows you, educate yourself on the choices of relief that are available.    Image Source: Cynthia Gladden

The business Calmare Therapy in Michigan helps chronic pain patients with their drug free therapy, the MICalmare treatment. Southside Pain Specialist tries other methods that involve nerve blocks that stop the nerves from sending signals to the brain. Health and Wellness Tips help with revealing news stories about burning the nerves that are the source of the pain.

The pain disease Fibromyalgia left doctors baffled for years, but after years of studies, it is now declared a disability that affects millions of people. Hawaii Island Recovery reports that brain scans reveal differences in brain patterns for Fibromyalgia patients and patients without it.

Ellen Blau, PSY.D., promotes another form of coping with pain through relaxation methods, stress management through connecting mind and body. American Pain and Spinal Center, PC, using a combination of treatments based on each patient’s own form of pain, as each brain is distinctive within a persons mind.