What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic, currently incurable disorder that produces musculoskeletal
pain, lethargy, and sensitivity in various areas of the body. This condition
produces localized pain, often affecting the muscles surrounding the back,
neck, and the base of the skull, along with several other areas in the
body. It can cause difficulty sleeping, remembering things, and maintaining
a positive mood, even on relatively good days.
Can Whiplash Cause Fibromyalgia?
Because fibromyalgia and
whiplash can affect the neck and surrounding muscles, people with persisting pain
after a whiplash-related injury often receive fibromyalgia diagnoses.
This is sometimes just because the pain of whiplash persists in an area
of the body commonly affected by fibromyalgia and has not gone away after
treatment or after a period of 6 months.
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia after a whiplash injury, don’t
worry. You may not have fibromyalgia—you may just need better physical
therapy treatment for whiplash and its effects. On the other hand, you
may have sustained a whiplash injury but have developed fibromyalgia as
well. In either case, you will need the help and guidance of an experienced
Before pursuing treatment options for fibromyalgia, it may be best to connect
with a physical therapist and ensure you are doing everything possible
to heal and work through your whiplash injury first.
Gentle, Compassionate, Effective Physical Therapy in Aberdeen & Monmouth County
ProFysio Physical Therapy, we believe in customized solutions. We know your case is unique and merits
our special attention, so we always seek to find the best solution not
just for your injury, but for you. When you have multiple injuries or
conditions that affect one another, such as in cases involving whiplash
and fibromyalgia, it is our mission to comprehensively treat each of your
Tired of being in pain yet? We can help. Call (732) 333-6360 to speak with
a member of our team or
contact us to schedule your first appointment today.