Pain Management & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Dallas, TX
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition, causing constant deep muscle pain and a host of accompanying symptoms that can disrupt your life, including sleep problems, headaches, joint pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and more. If you are living with fibromyalgia, relief is within reach at Integrative Pain Institute. The highly experienced team can diagnose and treat fibromyalgia and its symptoms. Call or schedule an appointment online today at the center’s Dallas, Plano or McKinney, Texas, location to find out how you can start to live pain-free.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes deep muscle pain in your body. Sleep disruption (caused by pain), backache, painful joints or trigger points, as well as a lack of mental clarity (sometimes called “fibromyalgia fog”) usually accompany it. Fibromyalgia can also cause tension headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety, and depression.
Fibromyalgia can start after a physical trauma, infection, surgery, or a major psychological event. It can also start over time with no specific triggering event. Women develop fibromyalgia more frequently than men.
While fibromyalgia is not very well understood, scientists believe that it interferes with the way your brain processes pain signals, amplifying them throughout your body. There is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but the Integrative Pain Institute has successfully treated this painful condition for many patients.
How do you diagnose fibromyalgia?
The expert pain management team at Integrative Pain Institute have significant experience in diagnosing fibromyalgia. Since fibromyalgia pain most often starts at the spine, they begin with a comprehensive spine evaluation, along with X-rays to check for improper spine alignment. They also perform an auto nervous system test with SUDOSCAN® to check for other possible underlying causes of the pain, such as scoliosis or arthritis.
How do you treat fibromyalgia?
Integrative Pain Institute offers a wide range of fibromyalgia treatments. Traditional approaches include:
- Prescription pain medications
- Physical rehabilitation
- Strength training
- Electrical nerve stimulation
However, some of the most targeted treatments available include:
- Lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections
- Facet Injections in the spine
- Class 4 laser treatment (deep tissue)
- Peripheral, sciatic, and suprascapular nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Myofascial release
These treatments not only target the source of the pain, but also treat the medical conditions that often cause it, including neuralgia (tingling and numbness of the extremities), joint pain, and general chronic pain.
Since fibromyalgia causes sleep disruption, Integrative Pain Institute provides stress and sleep management tools. The practice also offers treatment for anxiety and depression, which impacts many patients dealing with fibromyalgia.
If you are suffering from the constant, debilitating pain of fibromyalgia, Integrative Pain Institute will help get to the source of your pain and offer you a comprehensive treatment plan.
We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.
Call or make an appointment online today and let the team of experts start providing you with much-needed relief.