Fibromyalgia is a pain condition characterized by tenderness and pain in various muscle groups throughout the body. In this article, we are going to talk about pain caused by fibromyalgia. We’ll cover some of the signs and symptoms, and specifically address the question of whether regenerative therapies can help manage fibromyalgia pain.
Fibromyalgia – a Pain Condition
Fibromyalgia is a condition that impacts the soft tissue and muscles in a patient’s body. With this condition, pain signals are processed differently by the brain and become amplified. Symptoms of fibromyalgia may include any of the following:
- Chronic pain in your muscles (typically in several areas of the body)
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling tired all the time
- Painful “trigger” points throughout the body
- Anxiety and depression
- Memory and mood changes
These symptoms can overlap with a variety of other conditions like arthritis. It’s essential to pinpoint a diagnosis before moving forward with any sort of treatment.
Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder that can be difficult to treat. There is no one “cure” that will make fibromyalgia disappear forever. Instead, treatment must be focused on reducing the symptoms of the condition. Conservative treatments can include lifestyle changes that may be contributing to the lack of sleep and other symptoms. This can include cutting out or reducing caffeine or alcohol, setting a strict sleep schedule, and more. Prescription medications can help treat fatigue and depression. Regenerative medicine techniques like PRP injections can also help certain patients manage the pain caused by fibromyalgia, as can ketamine therapy.
There are numerous treatments and combinations of treatments. To be successful, a treatment strategy must be developed that is unique to each individual patient. That’s where a pain management doctor comes in.
If you are suffering through life with fibromyalgia pain, don’t give up! There are pain management options available to you. Make an appointment today with one of the pain specialists at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota to discuss your pain, and how we can help you return to a life without pain.