Everyone knows what it’s like to feel sore and exhausted from time to time. But when these symptoms persist (especially with no apparent cause) that could be an indication of fibromyalgia.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but many doctors believe this condition is related to an over-expression of pain within the central nervous system. There’s no single diagnostic test for fibromyalgia. Instead, a doctor makes the diagnosis by ruling out other conditions and learning about a person’s medical history. Awareness of this condition has increased in recent years, thanks in part to pop star Lady Gaga, who talked about her fibromyalgia in her 2017 documentary, “Five Foot Two.”
If you believe you might have fibromyalgia, please contact us to schedule an appointment: (614) 383-6450.
Other possible signs of fibromyalgia include:
This condition can run in families, and it more often affects women than men.
Many non-surgical treatments can help ease the pain and other symptoms related to fibromyalgia. We may recommend lifestyle modifications, such as daily exercise and stretching, and we may use nerve blocks or other treatments to control pain signals at their source.
People with fibromyalgia are often accused of imagining symptoms, but we know that it’s a legitimate medical condition. Complete the form below, or call today to schedule your consultation: (614) 383-6450.