You Don't Have to Live with Fibromyalgia Pain

You Don't Have to Live with Fibromyalgia Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately four million American adults suffer from fibromyalgia. Pain is one of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and can affect the entire body, from headaches to tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.

Even moderate pain can have a negative impact on your health and quality of life. Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia isn’t clear, effective treatment methods are available to help manage your pain and other symptoms. 

At Momentum Physical Therapy, our team of physical therapists Tanya Balakrishnan, MPT, and Kelly Masuda, DPT, offer pain management and treatment services at our office in West Los Angeles.

You don’t have to live with fibromyalgia pain

Unlike other common forms of chronic pain like low back pain, which is localized to a specific area, fibromyalgia pain is widespread and affects several parts of the body at once. Many people live with fibromyalgia pain for months or even years before receiving an official diagnosis, and everything from your general health to your personal and professional life can suffer in the process as a result.

Our team of pain specialists will design a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and circumstances. Depending on the severity and location of your pain, several treatment plans are available to help get your pain under control so that you can enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

Some of the treatment options for fibromyalgia pain include:

In addition to pain, fibromyalgia can also cause depression and anxiety, so mental health treatment is also a factor in successfully managing fibromyalgia and chronic pain. 

Risk factors for developing fibromyalgia

A couple of factors have been identified with a higher risk for developing fibromyalgia. It tends to be more common in women, and having a family history of the disease can also make you more likely to develop it in the future. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and underlying health problems like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis may also be risk factors for fibromyalgia.

Though millions of Americans live with undiagnosed and untreated pain, chronic pain should never be accepted as a “normal” part of life (at any age). If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or are experiencing ongoing pain, don’t wait to get help. Many pain management treatment plans are available to help you get back on your feet.

For more information about how to manage and treat fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists at our office in West Los Angeles.

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