Fibromyalgia is a complex condition characterized by widespread muscle pain. This chronic pain affects a patient’s bones and muscles, and results in an array of other symptoms. Some researchers believe that fibromyalgia increases the body’s pain sensations by affecting the brain’s way of processing pain signals. For those suffering from fibromyalgia, the brain’s pain receptors tend to remember the pain signals, which eventually causes an overreaction to pain signals down the road. Firbromyalgia can affect many different areas of the body, and often affects multiple areas at once.
How is Fibromyalgia Treated?
One of the best techniques for managing fibromyalgia pain and aches is with self-care. By ensuring that you get enough rest, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and maintain an overall healthy lifestyle, you can minimize the impact that fibromyalgia has on your health and your life. Yoga and massage therapy can also help reduce its symptoms.
At Alimran Medical Center, we may recommend any of the following treatments:
- Trigger point injections
- Epidural steroid injections
- Transforaminal injections
However, the recommended treatment will vary by patient depending on your specific symptoms.