If you are suffering from this chronic disorder due to physical and/or psychological trauma caused by another person’s wrongful conduct or negligence, we understand that your everyday life has been affected because of your experience with chronic pain, stress, and lack of rest. Allow us to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is distinguished by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In addition, it can cause fatigue and tender points on the body that will radiate pain even with the slightest pressure. Fibromyalgia is more likely to develop in women aged 20 to 50; however, this does not preclude men or ages outside of this range from developing fibromyalgia.
- Muscle aches
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle weakness
- Dull pain and aches
- Tender points
- Joint pain
- Joint stiffness
The degree that fibromyalgia is affecting you is relative to your pain tolerance as well.
It not known how exactly fibromyalgia is caused as there is still a great amount about this disorder that is not fully understood. Despite this, there are some associative properties people have before developing the disorder. The following conditions can trigger the symptoms of fibromyalgia:
- Physical injury (e.g. – pedestrian accident, auto accident)
- Emotional stress
Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or acetaminophen, may provide short term pain relief for fibromyalgia. Other drugs that have been proven somewhat effective are Pregabalin and acetaminophen combined with Tramadol. Antidepressants may also be prescribed in order to help with the stress and anxiety usually associated with fibromyalgia.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this chronic condition due to an accident, please contact our lawyers for a free consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at (602) 265-6700.