1 in 50 people in the United States is affected by fibromyalgia. The hallmarks are muscle pain, weakness and fatigue. People who suffer from fibromyalgia also have extreme pain in particular spots on their body when pressure is applied to them. Such areas of particular pain are commonly on backs, hips, arms, shoulders, legs or necks.
To date, no causes for fibromyalgia have been conclusively discovered. However, certain factors are suspected. These include:\
- Repeated injury to a specific area
- Particular illnesses or conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or spinal arthritis
- The occurrence of a violent, traumatic or stressful event such a vehicle accident
It is also possible for people to develop fibromyalgia even though they haven’t experienced any of the above situations. It’s thought that genetics may also have a part to play in fibromyalgia development. We do know that women are more susceptible to developing to the disorder than men.
FIBROMYALGIA TREATMENT AT PINNACLE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Fibromyalgia treatment and its diagnosis require skill and experience. Dr. Neeraj Jain, M.D. and his staff at Pinnacle Pain Management are uniquely suited to treat sufferers of fibromyalgia in the Chicago Area. We are eager to be of help to those who must deal with this often debilitating condition. Our approach to fibromyalgia treatment is multi-faceted. We partner hand-in-glove with all medical professionals that are caring for you to design a fibromyalgia treatment plan that is effective and especially for you.
The regimen developed for your fibromyalgia treatment may include both medication and non-medication therapies. While Lyrica had been approved by the FDA for fibromyalgia treatment, a number of people have found relief though other medications not exclusively designed for the treatment of fibromyalgia. In addition, generalized pain relievers as well as particular antidepressants have been helpful to many.
You can help enhance the effectiveness of your fibromyalgia treatment by doing the following:
- Maintain healthy eating habits
- Introduce regular exercise to your weekly routine
- Be sure to get a proper amount of sleep
CALL OR CONTACT PINNACLE PAIN MANAGEMENT
At Pinnacle Pain Management, our priority is returning you to normal function so that you can take those first steps to a full life. We have many convenient locations to serve you in the Greater Chicago Area. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, call (630) 794-9999 or use our Contact Us Page to find the location nearest you.