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More than 3 million US cases per year

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas and is often accompanied by altered sleep, memory, and mood swings.

Although the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, there may be a number of factors involved. Fibromyalgia has been linked to: Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents, repetitive injuries, illness or certain diseases, or can also occur on its own.

The most common symptoms of Fibromyalgia are:

Pain areas: in the muscles, abdomen, back, or neck

Pain types: can be chronic, diffuse, sharp, or severe

Pain circumstances: can occur at night

Gastrointestinal: constipation, nausea, or passing excessive amounts of gas

Whole body: fatigue, feeling tired, or malaise

Muscular: muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness, or muscle spasms

Sensory: pins and needles, sensitivity to cold, or sensitivity to pain

Mood: anxiety, mood swings, or nervousness

Cognitive: forgetfulness or lack of concentration

Hand: sensation of coldness or tingling

Also common: acute episodes, depression, difficulty falling asleep, headache, irritability, joint stiffness, painful menstruation, or tingling feet

Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat. Not all doctors are familiar with fibromyalgia and its treatment, so it is important to find a doctor who is.

At Pinehurst Neurology, we specialize in the treatment and management of fibromyalgia and can develop a specialized treatment program for each individual needs. To schedule an appointment call 910-295-6868.

Let us help improve your quality of life!

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