According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, lower back pain affects an estimated 80% of adult Americans at some point in their lifetime.1
Finding the right diagnosis is one of the most challenging parts of dealing with chronic pain. There are many potential sources of chronic pain, and patients may be affected by more than one issue at the same time. While physical causes are a major piece of the puzzle, it’s also important to look at the psychological component of your pain.
Pain management treatment is a complex process because there is often a need to treat both the physical and psychological aspects of pain. There are many types of chronic pain, and many different ways to treat them. The first step is making a visit to your doctor to discuss your pain and identify its source.
If you have fibromyalgia, you might wonder what (if any) impact your diet has on your pain. There’s no specific fibromyalgia diet recommended for everyone who has this condition. Each person experiences symptoms a little differently, so there’s not a single diet that’s been proven to help everyone with fibromyalgia.
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