Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers: Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a disorder caused by widespread pain through the musculoskeletal systems accompanied by other symptoms such as fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Symptoms can occur after intense psychological stress, physical trauma, surgery, or some infections. Sometimes, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. Currently, there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but there are treatment options. Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers is here to talk about some of them.
Symptoms of this condition include widespread pain that lasts for a long time – at least three months. It’s usually not an intense pain; most people describe it as more of a dull ache than an acute, intense pain. To be considered widespread, the pain must happen on both sides of the body and occur above and below the waist. People with Fibromyalgia can also feel as if they are in a “fog,” making it difficult to focus on tasks or concentrate. General feelings of fatigue are often reported, as well, even though patients have slept far longer than they normally would. Sleep is also often disrupted by pain. Women are at greater risk of developing Fibromyalgia than men, although it can still occur in both sexes.
As of right now, there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but treatment options are available. Not all treatment options will work for everyone. Most treatment focuses on both certain medications to help control the pain and sticking to a self-care routine to help manage the symptoms of this condition. Seeking a pain physician can be vital to helping control the symptoms of Fibromyalgia before they get out of hand. Pain medication, anti-seizure medication, and physical therapy are all potential treatment options available.
Don’t live with pain! Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong! Call Dr. Christensen at Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers (405-751-0011) today, and start managing your pain!