Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain that may interfere with your ability to work or complete daily activities. The pain management physicians at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care treat fibromyalgia symptoms at their offices in West Plano, North Plano, and Addison, Texas. To find relief from fibromyalgia pain and symptoms, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes musculoskeletal aches and pains all over your body. This condition often causes other debilitating symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, and changes to your memory or mood.
When you have fibromyalgia, your sensitivity to pain becomes amplified. This happens because fibromyalgia causes your brain to process pain signals abnormally.
The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain and stiffness. The pain often causes a constant, dull ache and lasts for at least three months. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
Fibromyalgia is more likely to cause certain symptoms in women than in men, including morning fatigue, IBS, and pain that occurs all over the body.
Fibromyalgia affects about 2% of adults in the United States and is more common in women than men. People of all ages can develop this condition, bit it’s most common among adults who are middle-aged or older. You’re more likely to get fibromyalgia if you have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
To diagnose fibromyalgia, your physician at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care begins with a thorough physical exam and review of your symptoms and medical history. They may also take tests, such as an X-ray or blood test.
There’s no cure for fibromyalgia, but the team at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care develops a personalized pain management plan to relieve your symptoms. Depending on your needs, fibromyalgia treatment may include:
Your physician may also recommend steps you can take at home to relieve your symptoms, such as exercising regularly and reducing stress.
To learn how you can find relief from the painful and disabling symptoms brought on by fibromyalgia, call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care or schedule an appointment using online booking today.