Fibromyalgia is a chronic debilitating disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, migraines, anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunction. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
If a guest is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the DOC orthopedic surgeon and pain management specialist will develop an effective treatment plan. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a multimodal approach combining alternative therapies and medications may help to relieve pain and improve function. Possible treatment therapies include physical therapy, relaxation techniques, yoga, acupuncture, massage, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, muscles relaxants, stem cell therapies, trigger point injections, anti-inflammatories, and other medications.