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A UNIVERSAL GUIDE TO FIBROMYALGIA…

Spine Universe, are leaders in patient and healthcare professional education, providing clear, straightforward information on conditions related to the spine, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and scoliosis. Most importantly, they are committed to presenting trustworthy, high-quality information.

Their Universal Guide to Fibromyalgia is expert written, by an M.D. specializing in endocrinology, and is a valuable “one-stop-shop” for all things fibromyalgia (from symptoms to treatment and everything in between). 

This guide is available to my readers at Spine Universe, which has everything you ever wanted to know, about Fibromyalgia straight from the experts. The article includes What Is Fibromyalgia?   |    Causes   |    Symptoms   |    Diagnosis   |    Treatment   |    Living with Fibromyalgia   |    Sources and more.

Fibromyalgia is a widespread chronic pain disorder that affects many different areas and functions of the body. Photo Source: 123RF.com.

Spine Universe explain what many Fibro sufferers comment on that ‘Fibromyalgia, a chronic and often misunderstood condition. And to add insult to injury—not only do doctors often misdiagnose it, until recently, some have questioned its legitimacy as an actual disorder...

They have a list of at least 10 possible causes of Fibromyalgia, plus the very long and comprehensive list of symptoms we have to deal with and how it also causes back pain. The guide also explains how to get a diagnosis which can be very difficult for some. As some of my readers know mine came about after my spinal consultant asked me to keep a diary of my pain for six weeks after he had given me an epidural for pain. When he read my diary he immediately said he thought I was suffering from Fibromyalgia as well, and immediately sent me to see a Rheumatologist who confirmed it was Fibromyalgia.

The guide then goes into strategies on how to live with Fibromyalgia and the different types of treatment options. It is a great guide full of all you need to know about this condition.

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SEPTEMBER – CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH…

Pain Concern write that this month is dedicated to raising public awareness and understanding of pain. Many organisations around the world contribute, including the U.S. Pain Foundation, the International Pain Foundation and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

During September, the U.S. Pain Foundation will be sharing 30 stories of people living with pain over 30 days, while the AMTA has posted resources to inform people of the role of massage therapy in pain management strategies. Pain Concern, they will be posting regularly on social media.

Everyone can play a part during this month by using the hashtag #PainAwarenessMonth.

You can also get involved by ‘liking’/‘following’ Pain Concern on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date and share the cause.

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When people say what is chronic pain? You can only describe Chronic pain as different to acute pain. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more. Chronic pain can have real effects on your day-to-day life and your mental health.

Curable Health explain that everyday stressors have more of an impact on the body than most of us realize. Once stressors are identified, the brain begins to put the body into a state of fight or flight, causing real, physical effects in the body.

Over time, the brain and central nervous system learn to continue to put the body into a painful state, which repeats the pain cycle. The Curable team pulled resources from modern neuroscience to visually depict the stress-related chronic pain cycle. While neuroscientists are still working to understand all the details of this cycle, this visual can help you grasp the concept on a deeper level.