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What is the difference between Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia

What is Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damages to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is what is sends messages to and from the spinal cord and brain, to the rest of the body. When the PNS is damaged, it causes pain and numbness in hands and feet. 

shutterstock_1041989587There are over 100 different known causes of neuropathy including:

  • Diabetes
  • Chemotherapy & Radiation
  • Trauma Induced
  • Post - surgical
  • Medications
  • Poor Nutrition
  • and so much more...

Common symptoms of neuropathy include:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Ulcers and slow wound healing

Do you have neuropathy and want to better understand the severity of your symptoms? Take our 3 minute quiz, afterwards we will send you some actionable steps you can take to improve your quality of life.  

Take the Neuropathy Symptom Quiz

What is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body. One common theory is that fibromyalgia is a disorder of the central nervous system, which amplifies pain signals. This causes extreme sensitivity to pain, even from mild pressure. 

While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, research shows that genetics, or having parents with fibromyalgia, may make you more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is often triggered by an event, such as:

  • Physical injury
  • Chronic stress
  • Infections
  • Major surgery

Sometimes, fibromyalgia does not have an obvious trigger. 

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include: shutterstock_280967747

  • Pain and stiffness all over the body
  • Fatigue
  • Problems with thinking, memory, and concentration
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping

While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are some treatments you can use to assist in alleviating the pain. Medications may be recommended to help reduce pain, improve sleep, and manage other symptoms. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, stress management techniques, and a healthy diet can also play a crucial role in managing fibromyalgia.


Both are neuropathy and fibromyalgia are silent disorders that have little to no measurable symptoms to test what is going on - often making it difficult find a doctor to listen to you and get a diagnosis.


Lasting neuropathy relief

My team at Momentum Health Neuropathy Center is here for you if you are suffering from Neuropathy. 

While there is no cure or quick fix for neuropathy, our proven Neuropathy Relief Program has seen success time and time again at:

  • Reducing pain and numbness
  • Improving balance and mobility
  • Improving quality of life and overall health
  • Helping clients to regain their freedom and independence

With hundreds of clients, and a 95%+ success rate, you can trust your health in our hands and finally get back to living life on your terms

To connect with a relief expert today and see what relief options are available to you, give us a call today at 517-883-2291. We would love the chance to help you get the lasting relief that you deserve.