Fibromyalgia is not curable because we don't know the exact cause. Though many studies show us there is a dysruption in the Hypothalmus-Pituitary-Adrenal axis, and that FM patients have an abnormal release of cortisol in the absence of inflammation, scientists have not been able to nail down a definitive reason for the many symptoms we suffer. It is believed that the comorbid conditions of irritable bowel syndrome, Raynaud's, irritablel bladder, hypothyroidism, fibrofog, pain, restless leg syndrome, migraine, and such have more than a casual connection to FM.
There are treatments, some of the newer medications to treat FM have been underwhelming in effectiveness, but some have great benefit from them. The thing to keep in mind is that we are all different with different co-existing conditions too. What might work for one patient, may not work for another.
This is why recognition of the presence of myofascial pain syndrome/chronic myofascial pain from myofasical trigger points is imperative. They are treatable and have a major influence in pain generatrion and wind-up of the central nervous system. They are knotted up pieces of muscle fiber in a taut band of muscle that radiate pain in a specific pattern which is consistent amoung all patients. New research suggests that ALL FM patients have this, though we know too that all MPS/CMP patients do not have FM. In FM all it takes is a stight breeze to active these painful trigger point, which cause muscle dysfunction, shortening, pain and sometimes local swelling and neuropathies, for those without FM the TrPs are easily treatable and do not return until there is anothe physical injury. There are specific treatments for myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).
You can read all about it and much more in our book
Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Celeste Cooper, RN and Jeff Miller, PhD.
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