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Life with fibromyalgia can be hard, really hard. The chronic pain promotes depression, loss of mobility, and age-related chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia.

The Performance Medicine practice at SocolMD in Beverly Hills, California works with patients to identify and treat the metabolic imbalances associated with the condition and supporting recovery.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that most often attacks the muscles of the neck and back. It makes movement for its victims a constant challenge, and it has a significant adverse impact on relationships, work life, physical fitness, and healthspan.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

The most frequent symptom is widespread muscular pain in the neck, back and abdomen. Pain can be sharp, chronic and severe.

Other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fibro fog – poor concentration & focus
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Joint stiffness
  • Irritability
  • Difficult sleeping
  • Headaches

What are common causes of fibromyalgia?

Physical and emotional stress, nutrition, some infections, and genetics play a role in an individual’s susceptibility to fibromyalgia.

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