Total Body Pain

Total Body Pain
Total Body Pain

Total body pain is commonly referred to as widespread chronic pain or fibromyalgia. Unlike localized pain conditions, fibromyalgia is felt throughout the body and can cause additional symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, and more. Total body pain may be described as mild, moderate, or severe.

Total Body Pain Causes
Total Body Pain Causes

Total body pain can develop in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, hips, and legs. Because of this, it may be difficult for physicians to determine the cause of total body pain. Possible causes of fibromyalgia may include:

  • Genetic mutations
  • Infections
  • Underlying conditions
  • Physical or emotional traumas
  • Nerve damage
Total Body Pain Symptoms
Total Body Pain Symptoms

Total body pain symptoms may vary depending on the cause of the condition. Generally speaking, signs of fibromyalgia or widespread chronic pain include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Widespread muscle pain
Total Body Pain Treatments
Total Body Pain Treatments

Treatment for total body pain may start off with conservative therapies, such as over-the-counter pain relievers, ice, rest, and general self-care techniques. The pain management specialists at The Pain Center may also recommend the following interventional pain therapies to reduce total body pain: