Widespread chronic pain and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia. It is a disease that affects up to 4% of people in the US. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, and there is not a cure. However, advances have been made in treating this debilitating condition. At Medici Spine & Pain, our multidisciplinary approach to achieving pain management and wellness for patients is an ideal setting for those wanting relief from fibromyalgia.
Causes and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
There is not a simple test to determine whether someone has fibromyalgia. Instead, it is a process of elimination of other similar illnesses and the presence of certain criteria that can lead to a diagnosis. It is theorized that fibromyalgia is caused by stress on the mind and body that leads to physical changes that cause chronic pain. Most people diagnosed with fibromyalgia have pain throughout the body that has lasted several months, and other conditions like arthritis or lupus are not causing the pain. Some of the symptoms reported by those with fibromyalgia include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Widespread joint and muscle pain
- Sleep disorders
- Decreased memory and cognitive clarity
- Headaches and migraines
- Depression or anxiety
For many, fibromyalgia can be debilitating. Those suffering from this disease may no longer be able to work or enjoy their favorite activities. Their illness may put a strain on their personal relationships. Finding an effective treatment is vital to restoring their quality of life, which is available at Medici Spine & Pain.
Our personalized treatment plans for patients with fibromyalgia help with pain management and controlling other symptoms. Fibromyalgia symptoms vary with each patient. Our medical team creates individual programs to address symptoms and improve overall wellness. This can include injection therapy, physical therapy, medication management, psychotherapy and many other treatments we offer.
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or have the symptoms, come see us at Medici Spine & Pain. We will help you find the best treatments to manage your pain and improve your quality of life.