While fibromyalgia is still not completely understood, it is believed that the chronic, widespread pain that results from this condition is caused by specific interference within the brain that impacts the way it processes pain signals sent from nerves in the body. This dysfunction can leave your body sensitive to pain and may result in long-lasting discomfort that impacts all or most of your body without any discernable cause. At Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, we offer comprehensive support and treatment for patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
How do I know if I might have fibromyalgia?
Unfortunately, fibromyalgia can be rather difficult to appropriately diagnose because the symptoms may not immediately indicate fibromyalgia as the cause. This condition is more common in women than in men and because of the long-term implications of the illness, it can lead to mental health issues including anxiety and depression as it is left untreated and unaddressed. Some of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia include dull, aching pain that spreads throughout your body and can last for weeks or months at a time. You may not sleep well or suffer from chronic fatigue and have difficulty concentrating during the day. Other symptoms include chronic headaches and irritable bowels. If you have experienced chronic fatigue or pain for more than 3 months, you should schedule a consultation with an experienced pain specialist who can help you discover a comprehensive treatment plan that will work for your body to help you overcome your discomfort and live a happier life.
What causes fibromyalgia to manifest in a person?
There is no clear-cut answer as to the precise cause of fibromyalgia. Many doctors believe that genetics may be a primary driving factor. Some patients will develop fibromyalgia as a result of certain infections. Symptoms of fibromyalgia may also be triggered by certain physical or emotional trauma. Because fibromyalgia is a multi-faceted condition, it is imperative that you speak with a doctor who has experience treating patients who have been diagnosed with this specific condition. At Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, our pain management doctors have helped many patients understand their condition better, so they can reap the benefits of a targeted and personalized treatment plan designed to address their specific needs.
How do you treat fibromyalgia?
Your fibromyalgia treatment plan will likely include multiple therapeutic approaches used in combination. Specific medications designed to prevent the nerves from sending inappropriate signals, physical therapy exercises, and even relaxation techniques can improve your symptoms. Many patients will benefit from the use of antidepressant medications and sleep aids, as well as taking the time to speak with a counselor who can help you learn strategies for dealing with stress and managing your reaction to situations that may trigger some of your symptoms. The compassionate pain specialists at Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine will work with you to design a specific treatment strategy to target your exact symptoms and support your body’s overall well-being now and in the future.
If you have fibromyalgia or think you might, contact Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine to schedule a consultation with an experienced physician. We are proud to treat patients at 3 convenient locations in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment and take control of your chronic pain symptoms with the help of our dedicated medical team.
Locations To Serve You
Ramos Center in Bradenton, FL
Address: 100 3rd Ave. West Suite 210 Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941) 708-9555
Ramos Center in Sarasota, FL
Address: 2540 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone: (941) 213-8752
Ramos Center in Venice, FL
Address: 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 202-6480