What is Fibromyalgia treatment in India?

September 4, 2019 by Dr Arun Saroha0
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Fibromyalgia treatments in India

What are Fibromyalgia causes and its treatment? Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way one’s brain processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia causes in many areas of the body, and tiredness as well.

Causes Of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is considered to be a central pain problem, which is caused by excessive levels of pain stimulators and amplifiers inside the central nervous system since there is no corresponding injury). There are subtle changes in chemicals called neurotransmitters,

Found in the brain and inside the nervous system. These neurotransmitters are responsible for transmitting messages between nerves and brain cells. The increased level of pain-producing neurotransmitters is called central sensitization. This implies that Fibromyalgia tends to cause a considerable amount of distress and misunderstanding.

About 1 out of 25 people have chances of suffering from fibromyalgia at some stage in their lives. And it is more common in women than it is in men. It usually begins somewhere between the ages of 25 and 55. Reports suggest that fibromyalgia begins after an illness like flu, and causes muscle inflammation and pain. Some of the causes of Fibromyalgia are

  • Since it runs in families,
  • Physical or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia can sometimes be triggered by physical trauma.

People with this disorder also experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sleeping for long periods of time without feeling rested
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to focus
  • Difficulty to pay attention
  • Pain in the lower abdomen

The Brain and the nerves misinterpret or overreact to normal pain signals. And this may be due to a chemical imbalance inside the brain.

Dr. Arun Saroha who has performed 1000’s of Neurosurgeries successfully to date. A well-read and a successful spine and brain surgeon he explains that fibromyalgia treatment is to manage pain and to improve quality of life, He goes on that this can be accomplished through an approach of self-care and medication. According to him, the symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person.

  • Headaches might be common.
  • Irritable bladder might be common –
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation or bloating.
  • People with fibromyalgia also have restless legs syndrome.
  • Painful periods would occur in women with fibromyalgia.
  • Pins and needles in fingers and/or toes are some symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Repeated nerve stimulation is believed to cause the brains with fibromyalgia to change. It involves abnormal levels of increase in certain chemicals that signal neurotransmitters. Apart from this the brain’s pain receptors develop a memory of the pain and become more sensitive, which means that they can overreact to pain signals. More than 5 million people over the age of 18 are diagnosed with the condition. Between 80 and 90 percent of people diagnosed with the condition are women. Men and children can also be diagnosed with the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.

Dr. Arun Saroha also tells us the medications for Fibromyalgia; Antidepressants; these are helpful for fibromyalgia because they also function as painkillers.

Maybe probably because antidepressants are able to modify levels of neurotransmitters, and pain and depression involve the same neurotransmitters working indifferently but closely related parts of the brain. Antidepressants are able to help with easing pain and to improve overall function, and they are also able to help with disturbed sleep. Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition. It is strongly advised to take strong opiates long-term because they can lead both to problems such as medication dependence, General impairment in the performance of your mind and brain – things such as memory, mental agility, and alertness.

Therapies like relaxation, acupuncture and psychological support have shown for being useful in pain. All of these increase the levels of endorphins in the nervous system so that symptoms become more tolerable and activity levels are able to increase.


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About Dr. Arun Saroha


Dr.Arun Saroha is working as Neurosurgeon with a special interest in spine surgery for the last 15 years. He specializes in Neuro-oncology, Paediatric Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Stroke & Cerebrovascular surgery including Transnasal surgeries. He has also been performing instrumented/ Non-instrumentation spine surgeries, including minimally invasive spine surgeries. He has performed more than 6,000 Neurosurgeries (Spine and Brain) successfully till date with patients from all over the world.

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