COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT
FIBROMYALGIA PAIN DOCTORS
Treatments/Services for Fibromyalgia &
Pain Related to Sensory Processing of Pain Impulses
When fibromyalgia symptoms develop, diagnostic tests such as EOS imaging, x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans can be used to rule other disorders and diseases out to accurately diagnose fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia (also known as Fibrositis) is very common and causes hard to diagnose, yet widespread muscle pain and tenderness due to sensory processing and/or stress. Those diagnosed with fibromyalgia have an increase in painful sensations due to the way their brain processes pain signals. For this reason, a traumatic past with emotional abuse or physical abuse raises your chances of developing fibromyalgia, as does stress.
Fibromyalgia is often called the invisible disease. Pain from fibromyalgia feels as though it originates in the muscles, but there are no signs of damage to the tissues. Patients may have sought treatment in the past only to feel unheard and leave frustrated. People with fibromyalgia are more sensitive than others to stimuli that cause pain or to the feeling of pain.
As there is no definitive diagnostic test, biomarker or physical exam to ensure the presence of fibromyalgia. The patient will need a set of diagnostic tests to rule other disorders and diseases out and ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disorder and therefore test results showing inflammation will result in non-diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. There are many other conditions with similar symptoms of augmented pain. For instance, patients with lupus feel joint pain, have swelling and stiffness. Patients with peripheral neuropathy or multiple sclerosis, for example, may experience many of the same symptoms.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to contact Spine and Wellness Centers of America today so we can get started on a patient-centered pain profile to accurately diagnose your unique pain.
- Overall pain
- Tender points
- Morning stiffness
- Waking unrefreshed
- Concentration/memory problems, coined “fibro fog”
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Problems urinating
- Abdominal pain/cramps
Fibromyalgia patients rarely find relief with opioids. Thankfully there are innovative, minimally invasive, and new procedures that can target the pain without the use of opioids and provide long-lasting relief.
Our expert team of award-winning fibromyalgia pain relief doctors with backgrounds in orthopedics, neurosurgery, pain care, and rehabilitation will create a long term treatment plan individualized to you, your unique pain and your goals. We listen to your symptoms when others might not. We conquer pain without surgical interventions in most cases using cutting edge pain relief techniques for fibromyalgia pain care (some of which are completely new to pain care and only offered by our doctors).
We believe that no one should have to suffer as a result of fibromyalgia pain. Many of our patients have expressed their gratitude because our chronic pain doctors are able to treat the pain with as little as a spinal injection or spinal cord stimulation therapy. Our goal is to target the source of your individual pain with the most advanced pinpointed pain treatment for your condition. Not everyone’s fibromyalgia pain can be treated the same. Our doctors and nurses spend a great deal of time with our patients, listening to symptoms and then we construct a detailed pain relief treatment plan based on science. We will determine if your pain is coming from one or more sources, something that other doctors might not even consider when treating your symptoms.
For some patients, non-surgical pain relief techniques might not be the best treatment plan for them. When your pain calls for surgery, our neurosurgeons may suggest minimally invasive and advanced surgical approaches such as the mild® treatment (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) or DRG Neurostimulation (dorsal root ganglion neurostimulation).
Patients suffering from acute fibromyalgia pain may be prescribed pain relief from in-office epidural steroid injections, soft tissue injections, or trigger point injections. Often anti-inflammatories are prescribed in conjunction with other acute pain treatments and the condition resolves. In other patients, acute pain is a precursor to a life of chronic pain, so it is important to determine the cause of pain and administer the correct pain relief procedure for lasting relief of chronic pain.