According to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), 2-4% of American’s experience wide spread pain from Fibromyalgia – most of which are women.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects muscles and soft tissue, and causes pain throughout the whole body. Chronic pain is usually described as persistent pain that lasts at least three months. Fibromyalgia can make living with this chronic pain a debilitating disorder and have an adverse impact of one’s overall quality of life.
Researchers are beginning to understand fibromyalgia better and believe it may be triggered by multiple factors including: physical injury, infection, and emotional stress. There may be a genetic predisposition. There are no lab tests yet to determine whether or not a person is experiencing pain from fibromyalgia, which can also make diagnosis difficult. However, this diagnosis is usually present when the chronic pain seems to have no other cause.
Our providers at Pain Rehabilitation Associates are trained to diagnose and treat pain associated with fibromyalgia. During your initial examination, our physiatrists will work closely with you to identify if this persists, and develop a personalized treatment plan aimed at optimizing your quality of life and minimizing pain. As a part of your comprehensive treatment plan, your provider may prescribe medication and physical therapy to help you manage your chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Chronic widespread muscle pain
- Sleeping problems
- Tender muscles and joints
- Memory and cognitions problems
- Tension or migraine headaches
- Pelvic pain
- Anxiety or depression
- Muscle stiffness
If you are suffering from chronic pain and believe it may be a result of fibromyalgia, call us at 888-YBN-PAIN or make an appointment today to learn how Pain Rehabilitation Associates can manage your pain and get you back to living your life! Injury pain rehabilitation: