Do You Suffer from Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Visit Mountain View Headache and Spine Institute today to get specialized and expert care. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2222 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Fibromyalgia is a type of medical condition that causes pain all over the body. I see it exhibited in my patients with their complaints of sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. I have found that my patients who suffer from fibromyalgia are more sensitive to pain than people without Fibromyalgia. I can usually diagnose this condition after fully evaluating their medical history, physical examination, X-rays, and blood work. Contact my office today if you suspect you may have this condition. My office can provide immediate pain management solutions.
Other less common symptoms include: Pain in the face and jaw aka TMJ; numbness at hands and feet; digestive issues such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Self-management is usually the best form of treatment for this condition. It is also beneficial to seek medical treatment with a pain management doctor like myself. I can usually help treat fibromyalgia by offering pain management options such as certain medications and other treatments that can only be administered at my office.
Fibromyalgia has been found to cause pain, and disability, and lower my patient’s quality of life. It leads to more visits to the hospital. A person with this medical condition is twice as likely to require hospital care at some point in their life. Women with fibromyalgia may experience a lower quality of life than men. Higher rates of major depression, suicide, and other injuries are found. They also suffer from higher rates of other rheumatic conditions. Fibromyalgia often co-occurs with other types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and ankylosing spondylitis.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia please call our office so we can offer pain management solutions. We serve patients from Phoenix AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Glendale AZ, Tempe AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, and BEYOND!