Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition which it characterised by widespread or total body pain and extreme fatigue. People living with fibromyalgia may also be extremely sensitive to touch or pain and live with additional symptoms such as memory and concentration difficulties and problems with sleep. As pain is the main symptom of the condition, working with pain management specialists can help people living with fibromyalgia manage their symptoms effectively.
Many people live with fibromyalgia and the severe pain and tiredness without a name for the condition and without adequate treatment. The length of the diagnostic process is one key factor stopping people getting the treatment they need, which is why visiting a specialist pain management clinic can help speed up the process as we take all pain seriously and want to treat you in the best possible way.
Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
As specialists in pain management and treatment, we work with you to find out if fibromyalgia is the cause of your pain. We have diagnosed many people with the condition and recognise signs and symptoms indicative of fibromyalgia as well as other types of pain. The diagnosis procedure isn’t longer than in any other instance, and we make sure to look out for key indicators of the condition.
At the Holistic Pain Management Lab, we will take you through a full medical assessment and examination. We will also discuss your symptoms, medical history and family medical history to rule out and consider any other conditions which may be causing your pain. In some instances further testing may be necessary and we can arrange additional tests including blood tests, MRI scans, X Rays and ultrasounds, where necessary.
Treatment of Fibromyalgia
The way in which you experience pain is different from other fibromyalgia patients and we take this into account when looking at treatment options. We will ensure you have a good understanding of the condition and the individual lifestyle changes you may need to make. Your treatment may also include:
The latest and most effective analgesic treatments specifically for fibromyalgia
Physical therapies specific to fibromyalgia
Cortisone and/or Botox injections to trigger points
Radio frequency treatment
Self help and lifestyle change treatment/guidance
You may also be able to access psychological and mental health support to help deal with and manage your diagnosis and the changes you may have to consider.
Making an Appointment
Whether you have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or feel it would be wise to explore this particular condition in relation to your symptoms then get in touch. Our pain management clinics are confidential, and we seek to simply find the best treatment for your pain. Please get in touch today to book in an appointment at our clinic and we’ll arrange your initial appointment to begin assessing and treating your pain. Contact us to find out more or to make an appointment.