Fibromyalgia is a neuromuscular and neurochemical condition that causes your brain to deal with pain signals inappropriately. The result is widespread physical pain, which can affect your entire body, notable tender/trigger points on both sides of your body, and changes (sometimes drastic), in your memory, mood, and sleep patterns. Living with fibromyalgia is not easy and can really take its toll on you. Let us help you live as positively and pain-free as you can with this chronic disorder.
Here at the Capital Brain and Spine Surgery Center in Austin, Texas, we have a full treatment program to deal with the pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia, and we can greatly improve your quality of life. Densh Sahni, MD offers both traditional and alternative therapies and creates a course of action tailored to the needs of each individual person. While the symptoms may be common for most patients, not everyone will react in the same way to specific physical treatments, medicines, and lifestyle changes.
Causes and symptoms of fibromyalgia
What’s frustrating is that doctors still don’t know exactly what causes fibromyalgia. We believe that genetics, certain infections or illnesses, and physical and psychological trauma contribute to the condition. What’s even more frustrating is that there’s no cure for fibromyalgia. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, come in to see us right away:
- Widespread pain on both sides of body
- Mental difficulties (the “fibro fog”)
- Consistent migraines and headaches
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
The last three symptoms on their own may not specifically indicate fibromyalgia, but if they’re accompanied by the other three main symptoms, you should be evaluated as soon as possible. This is especially true if you’ve been dealing with these issues on a consistent basis for over three months. If we determine that you have fibromyalgia, we’ll begin the treatment protocol. Again, there’s no cure, but we’ll do everything we can to reduce your pain and help get your energy and back.
Treatments for fibromyalgia
The main goals in fibromyalgia treatment are to reduce pain, to improve sleep, and to eliminate stress and depression. A healthy diet and lifestyle changes are always recommended and go hand-in-hand with this. To deal with these issues we also suggest:
- Pain medication
- Aerobic exercise
- Physical therapy
- Mediation and mindfulness exercises
Living with fibromyalgia is a challenge, but with the right treatments, hopefully some of the major symptoms can be kept in check. Our goal is to work together with you to keep your energy, spirits, and physical health as strong as possible. For a consultation call us or use the handy Request Appointment button here.