Fibromyalgia is one of the most widespread conditions related to severe pain conditions in North America

Research tells us that around 10 million American suffer from fibromyalgia with women being among the most affected people. It’s also a disease that tends to be passed down from mother to child and the severity of the condition worsens as you age.  

It’s a problem that needs a cure, but there currently isn’t one

The only treatments available for fibromyalgia are to ease the pain symptoms. Scientists actually believed, at one stage, that this disease was a psychological problem because they couldn’t find out what was causing it. One study in particular, however, claimed to have found what causes this condition but there were major flaws in their research,

The study is promising, but it still doesn’t solve the questions at hand like it claims

While the study at hand has not got to the root cause of this disease, it has produced some beneficial information for later studies to build upon. It has provided better ways of diagnosing fibromyalgia and has given the therapeutic methods of treatment points of more effective entry by targeting specific neurons.

There are a variety of ways you can approach treating the pain symptoms of fibromyalgia until studies find the root cause

Physical therapy is one of the most popular methods of alleviating the pain as it increases, strength, stamina, and flexibility. Exercises in the water are great as they minimize any joint pain. Counseling is also a common therapeutic process. It helps people with this condition learn to deal with their problem so that they can overcome it during the more stressful times when their pain threshold is at its peak.

An alternative treatment includes acupuncture which involves putting tiny needles into specific places in the body which can improve blood flow. It can also neurotransmitters in the spine and brain to become stimulated and can lessen the painful effects of fibromyalgia. Antidepressants can help with the fatigue and pain killers can alleviate the pain to help you get restful nights of sleep.