Hi, wondering if you have chronic pain syndrome, this wold also indicate problems with stiffness, as for jaw achiness, I was treated by tmd specialist and it has resolved my problems with the pain.
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Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain that comes from an injury or disease that affects the nervous system (nerves, the spinal cord and brain, such as fibro). It’s caused by misfiring nerve fibres that cause pain, sometimes swelling and aching.
A burning sensation, combined with shooting pain, is the most common way neuropathic pain is described, a bad flare.
There are two main types of neuropathic pain.
Peripheral neuropathic pain is caused by injury or a condition that has damaged the nerve fibres – such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, shingles, chicken pox, HIV infection or AIDs – or occurs after an accident, surgery or amputation, injury or disease to the central nervous system, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, FMS, or cancer of the brain or spinal cord.
Diagnosing neuropathic pain can sometimes be a tricky task.
There is no one medical test that detects pain, so a doctor must rely on information from you, and a physical exam. Your doctor will use a wide range of diagnostic tools to determine whether your symptoms fit the specific diagnostic criteria.
Unfortunately, treatment options do nothing to reverse the condition, but they may help improve your quality of life.
There are a number of medications, from topical ointments that contain hot peppers to help kill off bad nerve fibre, to pills, such as antidepressants or opioids. Many patients don’t respond to these treatments. In fact, a 30 per cent reduction in pain is usually considered to be a success. And, in most cases, the pain may even get worse over time.
Sleep problems have been reported by 88 per cent of people with neuropathic pain, such as FMS. More than half (55 per cent) of people who have neuropathic pain said they have experienced anxiety or depression. The catch is that if you are tired, depressed or anxious, your body is likely to be more sensitive to pain.
If you do have FMS, no one has FM symptoms the same way as another, some of us suffer more of one thing, then another, but we all share the same symptoms.
As far as looking good or in good shape, has nothing to do with FMS. Go seek a neurologist, an internist, pain specialist doctor or a rheumy, anyone of these can accurately diagnose FMS.
Having fibromyalgia and or depression and treating it, is different, for different people.
, same goes with depression.
We all manage fibro differently, we all look different also, not all of us, have the same level of pain.