Bringing Awareness: Fibromyalgia

This article was published on: 01/24/17

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes widespread pain across the body. Sufferers of fibromyalgia describe this disease as pain that can shift around the body. Due to fibromyalgia’s symptoms, it is commonly misdiagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

The symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Increased sensitivity to pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty thinking or memorising (known as ‘fibro-fog’)

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia has not been determined, but health professionals believe that fibromyalgia is linked to an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain. There are links to show that this disorder is triggered by physically or emotionally stressful events. Whilst these stressful events can be naturally occurring events such as grievance, the onset of fibromyalgia is more likely to come from the stress and trauma following an accident involving injury or medical negligence.

Fibromyalgia caused by accidents and injuries

Fibromyalgia can be caused by suffering a traumatic injury from an accident at work, in public or in road traffic accidents. You do not necessarily need to receive a head injury to suffer from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can be brought on by the combination of your injury, the memory of the traumatic accident, any emotional stress and the stress of getting your life back to normal.

Fibromyalgia caused by medical negligence

A surgeon will carry out most surgeries successfully and without problems. However, surgical mistakes can happen and do happen. Whether it was damage to your nerve, tissues or organs during the surgery, or something as simple as an infection during or after surgery; the development of fibromyalgia can be caused by medical negligence. Any further complications after surgery can elevate the patient’s stress levels further and add to the onset of fibromyalgia.

Is there a cure for fibromyalgia?

Unfortunately there is no cure for fibromyalgia. However, there are different methods you can take to counter your symptoms and still live a healthy and full life.

How can we help?

If you are suffering from fibromyalgia that was caused from a recent injury that was not your fault, then we could be the perfect solicitors for you.

We have contact with doctors who have previously worked with patients suffering from fibromyalgia. Our doctors will be able to provide you with unparalleled advice and support in what you can do to reduce your pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia. They may recommend you a change of lifestyle or even offer you chemical treatment. Whatever help you need to get better, we can help you.

By bringing your case to Scott Rees & Co, our solicitors can determine how much compensation you could be entitled to. We can help you claim back for your loss of income (if any), the pain and suffering caused to you, the cost of treatment for your injuries and fibromyalgia, any incurred expenses and more as part of your compensation.

Once you have brought your claim to us, there is very little for you to do besides receiving regular updates from us on the progress of your case, visiting a medical expert and the rest we’ll guide you through. If you have any further questions or you would like to start your claim today, then call us on the numbers provided at the top of the page for your free initial consultation.

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