You don’t have to let fibromyalgia dictate your life. If you’re experiencing the painful and life-altering symptoms of fibromyalgia, the team at Metro Denver Pain Management (MD Pain) can help. Call the office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button to start treatment at the office most convenient to you: Denver, Colorado.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes you to feel pain all over your body. While researchers are still trying to better understand fibromyalgia, it’s been theorized that the condition affects how your brain processes pain signals and amplifies the pain sensation.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but certain factors may increase your risk of developing it, including:
- A genetic trait that makes you susceptible
- Infection that triggers the disorder
- Physical or emotional trauma
Fibromyalgia affects women more often than men, and those with the condition also tend to have other health issues such as anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, or tension headaches.
Widespread pain is the most recognized symptom of fibromyalgia, and it affects you from head to toe. The pain sensation is usually described as a dull, constant ache.
In addition to pain, you may also feel extreme fatigue. Your fibromyalgia pain may also make getting a good night’s sleep difficult, compounding your fatigue.
Brain fog is also a common complaint, which may affect concentration and memory.
Doctors have not found a cure for fibromyalgia, but treatment can offer you relief from your symptoms.
The physicians at Metro Denver Pain Management (MD Pain) are experts in pain control and the specialized treatment needed to help you manage your fibromyalgia. Your pain specialist develops an individualized treatment plan based on your symptoms and health history.
- Medication: Your pain specialist recommends or prescribes medications to help reduce your pain and improve your sleep, such as over-the-counter pain medications, antidepressants, or anti-seizure drugs.
- Therapy: The pain experts at Metro Denver Pain Management (MD Pain) take a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of fibromyalgia and may recommend physical or occupational therapy to relieve your symptoms. The physical therapist provides an exercise plan to improve strength, mobility, and stamina, while the occupational therapist can provide you with techniques to reduce discomfort at work and home.
Due to the psychological effect of fibromyalgia, your pain specialist may also refer you to a counselor to help you better understand the condition and work with you on developing techniques that give you more control over your body and pain.