Musculoskeletal pain is common, yet painful

by Symptom Advice on October 5, 2011

By GORDON J. RAFOOL Gessler Clinic Published: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 7:58 a.m. last Modified: Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 7:58 a.m.

Clinic most persons have suffered from musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal pain is defined as the pain that affects bones, tendons, ligaments, and, usually this type of pain is associated with over activity, such as thinking that they can do an exercise program and start at an intense level which leads to the next day experiencing musculoskeletal pain.

There are many causes for musculoskeletal pain. it is known that as a person ages, they are going to be much more prone to having musculoskeletal pain.

There are a few people that will have musculoskeletal pain for no real known reason. these people may also experience sleep disturbances, chronic pain meaning that they experience whole body pain, and fatigue.

One of the most common causes of musculoskeketal pain of unknown cause is fibromyalgia. The definition of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain, a heightened and painful response to pressure on certain areas of the body.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that includes not only musculoskeletal pain, but fatigue, sleep disorder, memory and mood changes.

There are a group of scientists that do not believe that fibromyalgia is an actual entity but most authorities believe that it is a condition that amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way a person’s brain processes pain.

They believe that there is a biochemical change that leads to fibromyalgia symptoms.

It is known that women suffer from fibromyalgia more than men. If a person believes that they are suffering from fibromyalgia, they should see their family doctor.

There are many treatments for fibromyalgia that are quite effective.

Dr. Gordon J. Rafool is a specialist in Family Practice and Geriatrics at Gessler Clinic, Winter Haven, FL.

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