Fibromyalgia occurs in men, children, and teens, but 80-90% of those diagnosed with this painful condition are women ages 20-50. The experts at Pain West provide treatments that help you find relief from the pain, improve your mobility, and make it easier to cope with the daily challenges. If you have any questions about how Pain West’s integrated treatment plan can help you, please call their office in Papillion, Nebraska, at (402) 505-7989 or schedule an appointment online to get started with a customized treatment plan.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by its primary symptom: Widespread pain in muscles, tendons, and joints. The term “widespread pain” isn’t random or generic — it means you truly have pain all over your body.

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when widespread pain lasts longer than three months, with no underlying medical condition causing the pain. Your pain may feel achy, burning, or like shooting pain, and its severity ranges from mild to severe and debilitating.

People with fibromyalgia also suffer from extreme fatigue, stiff muscles, and difficulty sleeping due to pain. You may hear the term “fibro fog,” which refers to the fact that many with fibromyalgia find it hard to concentrate.

Fibromyalgia causes

Health experts believe that genetics, infections, and physical or emotional trauma all have a role in triggering fibromyalgia, yet its cause remains unknown. The medical research indicates it’s a neurosensory disorder that leads to abnormal pain processing in the central nervous system.

The constant presence of pain causes changes in your brain and nerves that increase your sensitivity to pain. This condition, central sensitization, makes sensations that aren’t normally painful cause you intense pain.

Fibromyalgia Treatment

The team at Pain West offers diverse techniques that help with fibromyalgia treatment for patients in the Omaha metro. They also provide therapies that are recommended for treating fibromyalgia, such as moving tight muscles, stretching, massage, and relaxation techniques.

This list includes a few of the therapies that may be part of your treatment plan.

  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • (UBI) Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation
  • Ozone Therapy

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