Living with fibromyalgia is not easy, and knowing there is no cure can be discouraging. Fortunately there are several treatment options to help alleviate the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia to help patients live pain-free lives. Clearway Pain Solutions seeks to create holistic treatment plans for each patient to find what works best for their unique needs.
What is Fibromyalgia?
The Mayo Clinic defines fibromyalgia as “a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues.” People living with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain affecting their everyday lives, making simple tasks difficult.
Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, or even multiple sclerosis. Your primary care physician can help rule out these other conditions, which have related symptoms, to determine the appropriate treatment.
How Do We Treat Fibromyalgia?
No two people with fibromyalgia are the same, so treatments should be customized to meet each individual’s needs. Some of the common symptoms include:
- Overall fatigue
- Widespread pain, meaning pain that occurs above and below the waist and on both sides of the body
- Difficulty focusing, remembering, and concentrating on tasks
- Low mood
- Sleep problems
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose, let alone treat. That’s why a pain management clinic can be a great choice for patients, because clinics like Clearway have a team of multidisciplinary specialists available to address multiple areas at once. Often a combination of medication such as antidepressants, physical therapy, and exercise programs are recommended. Massage therapy can also effectively reduce pain. There are a variety of options available to help you live a pain-free life.
Fibromyalgia Pain Management Clinic
Clearway Pain Solutions is home to a team of specialists dedicated to helping patients find healthy, effective ways to manage their pain. We work with you to create personalized solutions to help manage and prevent chronic pain. To learn more about your options, visit one of our conveniently located pain management facilities in Alabama, Florida, Maryland, and Delaware. To schedule an appointment, call us toll-free at 877.621.1269 or schedule an appointment online.