What is Fibromyalgia?

holding shoulder in painFibromyalgia is a common, yet complex chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch. It is thought to be the result of overactive nerves in the body. The pain can be felt all throughout the body, but many people with the condition feel their discomfort in specific areas, such as the neck or shoulders. While pain from Fibromyalgia is different than the pain you may experience from a headache or sprain, it is just as real. The pain has been described by patients in a variety of ways, such as burning, aching, stiffness or soreness.

In addition to pain-related symptoms, those living with Fibromyalgia often experience fatigue, disturbed sleep, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, and there is no cure. However, more and more patients are experiencing relief with deep tissue laser therapy. This laser treatment for pain in Brandon, FL, uses LightForce™ lasers to reduce inflammation and eliminate pain and restore the body to normal function. With a treatment that lasts only 5 to 10 minutes, these high-power lasers deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time, making them a top option for busy patients.