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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the more common pain syndromes encountered by pain physicians. This condition consists of chronic widespread aches, pain, stiffness and tenderness. Pain is considered to be widespread when it affects all four areas of the body. A patient with at least 11 of 18 specific trigger points involving all four quadrants of the body must be present to establish the diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is often also associated with difficulties sleeping, fatigue, depression, headaches, and anxiety. Patients with this condition have specific anatomical trigger points, or tender points that hurt when pressed. Touching these sensitive spots will cause the patient to pull back or flinch. Tissue trauma is very common in patients with fibromyalgia, although the exact cause is still unknown. 

The condition is more common in women and occurs more frequently for patients in their 40s and 50s, but can occur at any age. Although the exact cause in not yet known, there is evidence of biochemical changes in the cerebrospinal fluid in these patients which can explain increased pain sensitivity and increased pain sensation.

Treatment of Fibromyalgia

The first sign of fibromyalgia is usually pain and fatigue, but since these symptoms overlap with other pain conditions, doctors have to rule out any other conditions before they diagnose the patient with fibromyalgia. Currently, there are no laboratory tests to diagnose fibromyalgia. When treating fibromyalgia our pain specialists have multiple modalities available which can help improve pain and function of a patient. Since depression is sometimes present in patients suffering from fibromyalgia, antidepressants and/or psychological treatment may be included in treatment plans. Alternate treatments for pain control may include using physical therapy and possibly trigger point injections.

Our highly trained pain treatment doctors can help manage the pain of Fibromyalgia. Our pain management physicians in Orange County care about improving your pain and quality of life. For more information on how Pain Specialists of Orange County can help treat your Fibromyalgia, please contact us at 949-297-3838.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Office Locations
Laguna Hills
24953 Paseo de Valencia
Building A, Suite 5A
Laguna Hills
CA 92653
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Fax: (949) 855-7590
Mission Viejo
25982 Pala
Suite 280
Mission Viejo
CA 92691
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Irvine
35 Creek Road
Irvine
CA 92604
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Fax: (949) 679-1084

Fountain Valley
10221 Slater Ave.
Suite 114
Fountain Valley
CA 92708
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San Clemente
647 Camino de Los Mares
Suite 223
San Clemente
CA 92673
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Fax: (949) 297-3839

Orange
1310 W. Stewart Dr.  
Suite 608
Orange
CA 92868
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