Fibromyalgia Pain Relief
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic connective tissue disorder characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and weakness. The disease is characterized by multiple tender points on the body. The tender points are found in specific locations around the neck, back, upper and lower extremities. Light pressure at these points causes pain. Previously, Fibromyalgia was known by other names such as chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism, and fibrositis (Mease 2005).
Fibromyalgia is most commonly seen in women ages 30 to 50, however can be experienced by anyone. It is associated with anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are typical in people with Fibromyalgia. People generally experience pain in specific locations of the body when pressure is applied. These locations are commonly the back of the head (occiput), upper back, neck, elbows, hips and knees. The pain generally persists for weeks to months and is often accompanied by stiffness. Signs of inflammation are particularly absent.
Treatments for fibromyalgia relief include:
- Analgesics (NSAIDs)
- Muscle relaxants
- Membrane Stabilizing Drugs
- Sleeping aids
These therapies can be especially beneficial for those with Fibromyalgia
- Physical Therapy
- Massage therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Infusions of Membrane Stabilizing Drugs
- Exercise Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
- Tens UNIT
- Trigger Point Injections
At Arizona Pain Specialists our goal is to relieve your fibromyalgia pain symptoms, improve function and increase your quality of life.
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