Does this sound like you?
Anyone who has experienced Fibromyalgia or Migraines for several months or longer knows the difficulty of living with chronic pain. Despite decades of research, chronic pain remains poorly understood and notoriously hard to diagnosis and treat. Many cases are the result of headaches (migraine, cluster or other debilitating forms), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, shingles or other kinds of nerve damage (neuropathy).
Chronic pain is not just “in your head,” it is biology. Overactive nerve impulses keep alerting the brain about damage in the body that does not really exist. There are also complex social and psychological factors at play, and they seem to help determine who fares well despite even severe chronic pain — and whose lives become a struggle. Because of the complexity of this disorders, only an expert in chronic pain can find the root cause and identify ways to improve your quality of life.
Chronic pain like headaches and fibromyalgia are often misdiagnosed or exist alongside other disorders, making it a challenge to treat effectively. These include: