Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Navigating the Path to Relief

At present, there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, but various treatment options can help manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life for individuals affected by this chronic condition. A multidisciplinary approach involving medication, physical therapy, exercise, stress management techniques, and lifestyle modifications can be effective in reducing pain, fatigue, and other associated symptoms. Additionally, innovative therapies like Calmare® Scrambler Therapy, offered at the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, provide a non-invasive and drug-free alternative for pain management in Fibromyalgia.

Embracing Innovativion: Calmare® Scrambler Therapy for Fibromyalgia

By retraining the nerves and modifying the brain’s perception of pain, Calmare® Scrambler Therapy offers a breakthrough approach to managing chronic pain in Fibromyalgia. It has the potential to alleviate pain, reduce the reliance on medications, and improve overall well-being. Calmare® Scrambler Therapy, available at the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, has shown promising results in various studies and is increasingly being recognized as a viable treatment option for individuals with Fibromyalgia.

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Affecting millions worldwide, fibromyalgia is a complex condition that impacts 8% of the US population. With 5 million adults diagnosed, its hallmark is widespread pain and tenderness in muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties add to the burden, making daily activities challenging.

At the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America, we are dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of fibromyalgia and providing comprehensive care to improve your quality of life. Our team understands the complexities of this condition and works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

In addition to traditional approaches, we offer Calmare® Scrambler Therapy, a breakthrough treatment option. By utilizing advanced technology, Calmare® Scrambler Therapy works to scramble the pain signals that reach the brain, offering immediate relief and ongoing pain control. This drug-free and non-invasive therapy has shown remarkable success in managing fibromyalgia pain, helping individuals regain control and restore balance to their lives.

Join us on a journey to understand and manage fibromyalgia, restoring balance and empowering you to reclaim a life free from chronic pain. Together, we can navigate this complex condition and work towards restoring your well-being with Calmare® Scrambler Therapy. Contact the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America today to learn more about this innovative treatment option and how it can transform your life.

What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread pain throughout the body and have many types of symptoms. The pain can be described as a deep ache or a burning sensation, and it is often accompanied by tenderness and stiffness in the muscles and joints. Other common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

Allodynia

Increased sensitivity, Painful sensation. I have pain everywhere.

Fatigue

Often feeling tired and exhausted, even after a full night’s sleep.

Sleep disturbance

They may have difficulty falling or getting back to sleep or staying asleep and they may wake up feeling unrefreshed. Easily awoken in early morning hours

Stiffness

Muscles & Joints, Worse in the morning, Joints feel “swollen”

Associated symptoms:

Depression

Chronic pain conditions frequently lead to depression.

Anxiety

Anxiety is actually commonly associated with fibromyalgia patients.

Cognitive problems

Fibromyalgia is shown to present cognitive difficulties in patients as well.

Headaches

Headaches are common with fibromyalgia. They can feel like a tension headache, like a band around the head, or even a Migraine.

Paresthesia

Pins and needles sensation in arms and legs.

Associated Conditions:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Which can cause abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Discoloration of hands. Two color changes (white, blue, red) Usually triggered by cold temperatures.

Dry eyes

Caused by autonomic dysregulation.

Orthostatic Hypotension

Caused by autonomic dysregulation. When a person stands up quickly the blood pressure drops and feel “lightheaded”.

How to diagnose fibromyalgia?

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be a complex puzzle, as there is no single definitive test for this condition. Instead, our dedicated team at the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America utilizes a comprehensive approach that combines symptoms, physical examinations, and medical history to piece together a clearer understanding of fibromyalgia. We understand the importance of carefully considering each element to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

Throughout the diagnostic process, our expert healthcare providers pay close attention to the location and duration of pain, as fibromyalgia typically manifests as widespread discomfort lasting for three months or longer. We also rule out other potential health issues that could explain the symptoms and take into account any memory difficulties that may be present.

A critical component in diagnosing fibromyalgia is identifying tender points, specific sites in the body where pain is experienced. These tender points are typically found in six or more areas, persisting for at least three months. They can occur in various regions such as the head and neck, upper chest and back, outside of elbows, lower back, buttocks, and inner side of knees.

While the diagnostic journey may present challenges, the CRPS and Neuropathic Pain Center of America is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of fibromyalgia and providing you with the answers and support you need. Our team of highly skilled medical professionals combines cutting-edge research with a compassionate approach to create a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. We offer personalized treatment, with revolutionary Scrambler Therapy, which has shown remarkable success in managing fibromyalgia pain.

Together, we can navigate this complex condition and work towards restoring your well-being, bringing you closer to a life with reduced pain and improved quality of life.