Our fibromyalgia treatment center focuses on the latest fibromyalgia treatment. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It is believed that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process pain and nonpain signals.

Researchers note that fibromyalgia symptoms often begin after physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In some cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time without a single triggering event.

Women are far more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. Common symptoms include tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction techniques also seem to help.

Fibromyalgia Treatment

In our fibromyalgia treatment center, treatments include medication and self-care strategies. Our emphasis is on minimizing symptoms and improving overall health. Since no single treatment works for all symptoms, we typically try a variety of treatment strategies, which can have a cumulative positive effect. Fibromyalgia treatment may include:

Medications. These can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia and improve sleep. Common choices include pain relievers. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) may be helpful. We do not recommend opioid medications because they can lead to significant side effects and dependence and will actually worsen pain over time.

We may prescribe antidepressants such as duloxetine (Cymbalta) and milnacipran (Savella) to help ease the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. We may also prescribe amitriptyline or the muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine to help promote sleep.

We also use anti-seizure drugs. Gabapentin (Neurontin) is sometimes helpful in reducing fibromyalgia pain and symptoms. Pregabalin (Lyrica) was the first drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat fibromyalgia.

Therapies. Different therapies can help reduce the effect that fibromyalgia has on your body and your life. Examples include physical therapy, occupational therapy and counseling. A physical therapist can teach you exercises that improve your strength, flexibility and stamina. Water-based exercises such as swimming might be particularly helpful. An occupational therapist can help you adjust your work area or the way you perform certain tasks that will cause less stress on your body. Talking with a fibromyalgia specialist or counselor may help strengthen your belief in your abilities and teach you strategies for dealing with stress.

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When you obtain treatment here, you will receive a pain management program customized precisely to your unique circumstances.


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