Estimates by “National Institute of Health Findings” puts the number of people suffering from Fibromyalgia a muscle disorder to be around 20 million worldwide with 15 million individuals in USA alone. This number is expected to be higher in reality.
Doctors still don’t know the exact reason for this disorder. Fibromyalgia is considered as a malfunctioning of our nervous system. The problem can start as a result of shock, injury or mental issues in childhood. The primary cause is considered environmental but it is also expected that the disease has a very strong genetic link too because in more than one fourth of the cases people pass it into their children too.
Many symptoms re associated with fibromyalgia but the hallmark symptom is what is called as “global pain”. In global pain the effected person experiences aches in his upper and lower limbs and also the torso region. The distinctive feature of this pain is that the affected person experiences this pain throughout the body and the pain is not centered on a certain region hence given the name global pain
Along with global pain there are other symptoms one should be aware of:
1. Pain in muscles
A person suffering from fibromyalgia may start suffering from deep-set aches in the muscles which are used very often. These include muscles in arms and legs as well as shoulder and pelvis. This deep-set pain can be accompanied by a pulsating pain in the same areas
Along with pain in the above-mentioned areas the affected person may feel like these areas are on fire.