Nerve Conditions and Fibromyalgia
Discomfort from fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy can be caused by irritation or impingement of the central nervous system. Both conditions, separately, can be life-altering, but both of them together can produce a different type of discomfort.
Fibromyalgia may develop for a number of reasons, such as genetics, infections, or physical or emotional trauma. However, doctors and researchers are not 100 percent sure how it’s caused. What is known, on the other hand, is that fibromyalgia produces muscle pain, sleep disturbance, mood changes, memory issues, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and even depression.
Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the peripheral nerves, which can cause weakness, numbness, tingling, burning sensations, and discomfort in various parts of the body, mainly the hands, arms, legs, and feet. This condition is typically a result of traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, and even exposure to toxins.
If you live in the Kansas City area and are suffering from either or both conditions, you may feel relieved to know that there is a place near you that can treat symptoms of both conditions. Depending on your condition, the doctors at Functional Health Institute may be able to help. Call Functional Health Institute at (913) 214-0390 to see if you are a good candidate for treatment today.
Although they may be two different conditions, there is a connection between fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. Some of the symptoms for each condition are similar, but they originate differently. While fibromyalgia is vastly misunderstood as to its origination and development, neuropathy, on the other hand, may develop from a list of underlying issues. However, both conditions have a great impact on the central nervous system and may cause intolerable nerve pain in extreme cases.
Both fibromyalgia and neuropathy can be treated in a similar way, depending on the parts of the body that are affected. As chronic conditions, meaning discomfort and pain are constant, the symptoms that contribute to the discomfort from either condition can be debilitating. There may even be moments when the symptoms from fibromyalgia have affected you so much that nerve damage develops in some part of the body. This is when things get really painful. Fortunately, there is a high chance that both conditions can be treated simultaneously with the help of an appropriate strategy for treatment. At Functional Health Institute in Shawnee, KS, we have helped many patients recover from nerve pain and fibromyalgia symptoms. However, our treatment may not be suitable for everyone. Call Functional Health Institute at (913) 214-0390 to see if you are a good candidate for treatment today.
In the United States, according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), fibromyalgia affects approximately two to four percent of the population (rheumatology.org, 2017), and peripheral neuropathy affects approximately 20 million Americans per year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (ninds.nih.gov, 2016).
It is commonly seen that people with fibromyalgia often suffer from peripheral nerve damage as well. However, it has also been seen that many patients with both conditions may also have symptoms of diabetes such as tiredness, loss of energy, soreness, and muscle aches. Peripheral neuropathy in the lower extremities may also be comparable to diabetes based on the tingling, sharp pain, and burning sensations that are associated with this type of neuropathy.
Essentially, the painful tender points of the body combined with the mental fog or other cognitive issues can cause a high amount of debilitation in patients with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. The good news is that there is a treatment available in Kansas. At Functional Health Institute, we pride ourselves on finding the best possible treatment for our patients by individualizing each session to adapt to the needs of the patients. Depending on your condition, we may be able to help relieve discomfort associated with fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. Call Functional Health Institute at (913) 214-0390 to see if you are a candidate for one of our treatments.