What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by pain, non-restorative sleep and a host of other symptoms. It may develop spontaneously but in many cases, it is triggered by an accident or trauma.
What kind of accident or trauma causes fibromyalgia?
It may be a sudden forceful injury to the muscles such as in a whiplash injury, injury from a fall, being struck by an object or a back sprain from sudden lifting of a heavy object.
Fibromyalgia is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder that is recognised as a syndrome and is sometimes known as Fibromyalgia Syndrome. It has become a syndrome due to the large number of symptoms and other conditions which can indicate this particular disorder.
Unfortunately there is no complete understanding of what causes fibromyalgia and research is continually being carried out to determine this cause. Research currently suggests that there is a link and interaction between physical, mental and psychological factors in each sufferer. The pain that is felt in any individual is often affected by their emotional state and conditions such as anxiety and depression can exacerbate physical pain. The alternative can also be true.
Fibromyalgia is well-known for its difficulty when it comes to diagnosis. There is no specific test which gives a straight diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome and therefore it may take some time to get to the final answer. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are very similar to several other conditions and therefore it is important to be as specific as possible when discussing symptoms with the doctor, including the way in which they may be having an impact on daily activities, work and general day to day life.
The treatment of fibromyalgia varies considerably from patient to patient dependent on individual symptoms. No single treatment works for the condition and most sufferers find themselves handling a range of medication and treatments. Medication is most commonly teamed with lifestyle changes to help alleviate the worst symptoms.
Fibromyalgia affects everyone in different ways. The condition is very personal and even in support groups members will suffer differing degrees of the syndrome and may experience only a few shared symptoms or the same symptoms at different levels and intensities.
Alongside professional medical treatment you can make changes to your lifestyle and your activity levels which may have a positive impact on your fibromyalgia symptoms. As well as making changes to your lifestyle you could also consider joining a support group like those provided by UK Fibromyalgia. Below are some other key areas where you can make changes which may positively affect your symptoms.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia but many people who have been diagnosed with the syndrome are able to live a healthy and full life, especially those considered to be suffering with the lower level, less severe versions of the syndrome.
Fibromyalgia is considered a notoriously difficult condition to diagnose. Many sufferers experience frustration as GPs struggle to come to a conclusion and some doctors believe it to be psychosomatic. A lack of understanding of a physical source of the pain and fatigue does not mean that the problem is psychological, although this is one theory that is widely put forward, so you may find you need to push for the diagnosis you need in order to be able to move forward with your life.
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How we can help you
If your fibromyalgia was triggered or made worse by an accident or trauma or if your previous solicitor advised you to settle for too little, you may be entitled to fibromyalgia compensation. As a successful fibromyalgia lawyer firm, Brian Barr will act on your behalf to handle your case quickly and immediately to right any wrongs.
We’re in your corner
As leading solicitors for fibromyalgia cases in England and Wales, Brian Barr are specialists in acting for victims of accidents leading to fibromyalgia and have already secured damages of well over £20 million for victims, including £1.5 million in a specific case recently. If you’re looking for a fibromyalgia lawyers firm to act on your behalf, get in touch to see what we can do for you.