by Nevada Pain
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes tenderness and pain in the muscles, joints, tendons, and soft tissue of the body. The syndrome takes a long-lasting effect on the entire body and can be associated with headaches, fatigue, problems sleeping, depression, and anxiety. After years of research, pain management doctors have treatments, and continue to come up with new remedies for keeping fibromyalgia under control.
There are a variety of treatments that a pain doctor might use to help in keeping a patient’s fibromyalgia symptoms under control. This could include therapy, chiropractic care, natural remedies, pain medication management, Myer’s Cocktail, and/or mind and body techniques. These various treatments might affect individuals in different ways; therefore, some might be helpful and some might not work at all.
First of all, a patient will want to consult with a pain management doctor in Las Vegas that specializes, or is very knowledgeable, in fibromyalgia treatment. Sometimes, this might include a team of doctors, such as, a physician, a physical therapist, and maybe a specialist in rheumatology. At any rate, you want to be sure your team is working together toward an effective treatment.
A patient might be prescribed medication to help with the pain and symptoms. There are three medications that are approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for fibromyalgia treatment. These include Cymbalta 1, Savella, and Lyrica; these are also used to treat depression.
Other forms of medication that might be prescribed are analgesics or painkillers ranging from over the counter to narcotic strength, nonsterodial anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or other medications might be prescribed based on symptoms.
For those patients that are looking for a more natural remedy, many try alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage, Pilates or other movement therapies. This path of treatment might also include using various vitamins, herbs, and dietary supplements.
Some other options that help with managing pain and keeping symptoms of fibromyalgia under control include getting some exercise, getting enough sleep, and making the necessary arrangements, such as, a comfortable workspace if sitting in an office setting for the majority of the day.