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Fibromyalgia

Interventional Spine & Pain Management & OrthoBiologics located in Minneapolis, MN

Fibromyalgia services offered in Minneapolis, MN

If you have widespread pain without a known cause, it could be due to fibromyalgia. At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the interventional spine and pain management specialists offer fibromyalgia treatments that ease bothersome discomfort and improve your quality of life. Call the office to learn more about your options, or use the online booking feature today.

Fibromyalgia Q&A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal discomfort, along with fatigue, memory, sleep, or mood issues. The condition appears to increase pain sensations by affecting the way your spinal cord and brain process pain signals. Symptoms range in severity from mild to severe, and sometimes they can even be crippling.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

The common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • All-over pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines 
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Brain fog
  • Poor sleep quality 

Your symptoms may appear after surgery, an infection, physical trauma, or psychological stress. When left untreated, fibromyalgia can interfere with your ability to function well at home or work.

What causes fibromyalgia?

While the cause of fibromyalgia isn’t entirely clear, it could result because of repeated nerve stimulation and, therefore, changes in the way your brain and spinal cord process pain. Risk factors for developing the condition include a family history of fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus,  infections, and physical or emotional stress. Women are more likely than men to have it.

How does my doctor diagnose fibromyalgia?

To diagnose fibromyalgia, your pain specialist checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and asks questions about your symptoms and medical history. They may recommend blood tests or imaging procedures to detect or rule out additional problems.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

The most common treatments for fibromyalgia discomfort are healthy lifestyle changes, oral medications, ketamine infusions, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and counseling. Your specialist may recommend therapeutic massage, therapy, yoga, Tai chi, or other stress-reducing techniques, as well as IV vitamin infusions, medical cannabis, or nutraceuticals.

It’s important to eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep and regular exercise, and maintain an ideal body weight. Avoid using tobacco and drinking alcohol in excess. It’s also important to limit your caffeine intake.

The Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics team tailors a fibromyalgia treatment plan that’s best suited to your personalized needs and alters your treatment plan if needed to enhance pain relief. You may need more than one treatment to reap the most health and wellness benefits.

To ease fibromyalgia discomfort, schedule an appointment at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics by phone or online today.

Disclaimer: Our health care practitioners perform one or more regenerative therapies that have not yet been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The use of these products is experimental and investigative. Any patient testimonials found on our website or other web properties should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of any of our medical treatments.
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