Frontier Physical Medicine’s individualized plans of care for each patient are created based on the severity of their pain and functional impairment.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood disease. It involves pain throughout the body, with especially tender spots near certain joints. The pain stops people with fibromyalgia from functioning normally, partly because they feel exhausted most of the time. A chronic condition (long-term) such as fibromyalgia usually requires years of treatment. The disorder may occur along with other forms of arthritis or as a standalone condition. It can occur after an injury or suddenly.
Where Does Fibromyalgia Develop?
Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the body’s soft tissues. Pain and stiffness are most common in the neck and lower back. Tender spots do not appear to be inflamed. Numerous tests show no abnormalities in the anatomy of people with fibromyalgia.
What Does Fibromyalgia Feel Like?
Fibromyalgia sufferers often complain of widespread pain, but cannot obtain a specific diagnosis. Fibromyalgia can present with many different symptoms, which makes determining whether your pain is from the condition difficult.
If you experience several of the issues below, you may likely have fibromyalgia:
Depression or anxiety
Pain or stiffness first thing in the morning
Numbness or tingling in your extremities
Sensitive or tender spots
How Do Healthcare Providers Identify Fibromyalgia?
Frontier Physical Medicine doctors evaluate your overall symptoms rather than relying on one specific test to diagnose fibromyalgia. They review your family’s medical history as well as your current medical condition during the consultation.
Trigger Point Injections
Innovative Treatment Injections
How Do You Treat Fibromyalgia?
Successful treatment of fibromyalgia requires a collaborative effort between the doctor, physical therapist, and patient.