Fibromyalgia Treatment in Kansas
Are you looking for doctors who treat Fibromyalgia in Kansas?
What is Fibromyalgia and its Causes?
Fibromyalgia is the most common cause of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain, often accompanied by fatigue and sometimes by psychiatric symptoms. Despite patients experiencing pain affecting the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, there is no evidence of inflammation in these tissues.
Characteristics of Fibromyalgia
Approximately 5.8 million individuals in the United States are affected by fibromyalgia. This condition is characterized by pervasive musculoskeletal pain, often accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, difficulties with sleep, issues related to memory, and fluctuations in mood.
Kansas Pain Management understands that patients suffering from fibromyalgia can respond to treatments differently, and we aim to personalize treatment plans working alongside the patient and listening to their concerns.
Treatments for Fibromyalgia - How is fibromyalgia treated
- Different combinations of medications might need to be tried in order to find the therapy with the least drug-drug interactions with the most benefits
- These medications can include antidepressants that also treat neuropathic pain, or antiepileptic drugs that work very well for neuropathy
- Physical therapy/regular exercise
- Trigger point injections
- Can be combined in a treatment protocol to be given alongside medication and physical therapy