Fibromyalgia… A Common Health Condition That Is Challenging To Treat

Robbie Adams May 25th 2018


Fibromyalgia… Anyone Can Get It…

In Lady Gaga’s Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, the first scene shows the singer’s muscles being stretched and prodded on a massage table. It’s one of the ways she deals with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic pain all over the body. It’s not known what causes the condition, and there’s no cure, which can make getting a diagnosis and managing the pain incredibly frustrating.

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common health condition that causes widespread pain and sensitivity to touch.

While men and children can also have fibromyalgia, women are most often affected.

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What Causes Fibromyalgia?

It is unclear why people get fibromyalgia. Theories include:

  1. Genetic sensitivity
  2. Physical or Emotional Stress
  3. Other Diseases such as Arthritis
  4. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  5. Gender
  6. Anxiety and Depression

Fibromyalgia Causes

  • Fibromyalgia seems to run in families. Your parents may pass on genes that make you more sensitive to pain. Other genes can also make you more likely to feel anxious or depressed, which makes pain worse.

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  • Children who are abused are more likely to have the condition when they grow up. This may happen because abuse changes the way the brain handles pain and stress.


  • A painful disease like arthritis or an infection raises your chances of getting fibromyalgia.

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  • Some people have a mental health problem after a terrible event, like an assault, war/combat or a car crash. These events can also be linked to fibromyalgia in some people.

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  • Fibromyalgia is much more common in women than men. Doctors think this could be related to differences in the way men and women feel and react to pain.

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  • These and other mood disorders seem linked to fibromyalgia, though there’s no proof that they actually cause the condition.

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Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of fibromyalgia may include:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle and joint stiffness in the mornings
  • Headaches
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Depression or anxiety



Medical attention is needed because fibromyalgia can be difficult to manage. As it is a syndrome, each patient will experience a different set of symptoms, and an individual treatment plan will be necessary.

Always consult your doctor or medical professional to access your situation and what would be the best practice and treatment for your condition.

medical treatment

Listed below are types of treatment that may be beneficial for fibromyalgia:

  • Active exercise program
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behavior modification therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Low-dose anti-depressants and other types of medication


As with any form of treatment involving medication, risks of side effects and other adverse reactions may occur. This is where Cold Laser Therapy / Low Level Laser / LLLT can be a great supportive treatment option in conjunction with traditional therapies.


This medical treatment uses low-level lasers and/or other light sources like LEDs with specific wavelengths. The technology utilizes super luminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by cellular target molecules called photo-acceptors, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of complex physiological reactions. This leads to the restoration of normal cell structure and function including nerves, decreased inflammation and improving the immune system.

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Safe and No Side effects!

Cold laser therapy or phototherapy is considered safe and non-invasive, painless and drug-free. There have been no reported adverse results or side effects of BioFlex Laser Therapy throughout the company’s nearly 30 year history.

*Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the benefits of using LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) / Cold Laser Therapy / Phototherapy, as it reduces pain and inflammation caused by fibromyalgia and other symptoms.

**Please contact us for a complete list of the approved indications for use applicable in your region.

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