Are you suffering from constant chronic pain that affects your entire body? Whether you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or you’re seeking a diagnosis, the experienced physicians at Pain Medicine Group can help. With more than 35 years of experience, the team has seen virtually every level of fibromyalgia and can develop the most effective treatment plan. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of the pain specialists at the location nearest you, including Dr. Paul Hurd, MD in Fort Myers, and Mauna M. Radahd, MD and Jason C.Tse, DO in Oviedo, Florida, or book your appointment online.
Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that causes you to feel pain throughout your entire body. Researchers are still learning about this condition and theorize that fibromyalgia affects the way your brain processes pain, resulting in an amplification in the pain you feel. Fibromyalgia can affect anyone, but it’s more common in women.
There’s no one definitive test to diagnose fibromyalgia, but the team at Pain Medicine Group can provide a diagnosis after a thorough examination, which may include a physical, blood work, and review of your medical history.
If you’ve had chronic widespread pain for more than three months that affects your entire body with noted areas of tenderness, you may have fibromyalgia. Other common symptoms include:
Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other chronic conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease, and headaches. However, you don’t have to have these other conditions to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
The team at Pain Medicine Group offer a number of treatment options to relieve your fibromyalgia pain and improve your quality of life, including:
Because the specialists at Pain Medicine Group take a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, your treatment plan may also include physical or occupational therapy, along with talk therapy with a licensed counselor.
In addition to the assistance provided by the team at Pain Medicine Group, certain lifestyle changes, such as identifying stress management techniques and getting enough sleep, may also help to alleviate some of your discomfort.
Your doctor may also recommend that you incorporate an exercise program into your daily routine. It may be difficult at first — when you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is work out — but as you continue to exercise, the pain lessens.
For expert management of your fibromyalgia pain, call Pain Medicine Group or schedule an appointment online today.