Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by pain in various regions of the body. The name is derived from the terms “fibers,” “muscles,” and “algia” (pain), which explains a part of the symptoms: namely, increased sensitivity to pain. Another term for fibromyalgia is soft tissue rheumatism.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

In addition to pain, symptoms include stiffness, swelling, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disturbances. Individuals affected by fibromyalgia often also experience fatigue and exhaustion. Due to the distinct constellation of symptoms, the condition is also referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

The cause remains unclear to this day. However, it can be said that there are risk factors associated with its development. These include vitamin D deficiency, other rheumatic conditions, smoking, obesity, and stress. In addition to treatment with pain medication, which unfortunately is often ineffective, therapy with vitamins, minerals, and trace elements is also beneficial. Effective measures such as infusion therapy, electrotherapy, neural therapy, as well as INUSpheresis therapy, can be integrated into the treatment.

Dr. med. Karsten Ostermann M.A.

The treatment concept should always be multimodal, meaning various interlocking therapies, as single interventions rarely lead to success.

Dr. Karsten Ostermann

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