Having widespread pain without a known cause could be fibromyalgia. Fortunately, help is within reach at Spine & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina. Interventional pain medicine specialist Aashish Kumar, MD, D.ABA offers pain-relieving treatments for fibromyalgia to help you live a pain-free life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that amplifies pain sensations. It could result because of how your spinal cord and brain process pain signals, but the cause isn’t entirely clear. There’s no cure for the condition, but Dr. Kumar offers treatments that relieve the discomfort, allowing you to stay active and enjoy your favorite activities.
Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
If you have fibromyalgia, you could also experience migraines, headaches, painful bladder syndrome, or irritable bowel syndrome, as well as anxiety, depression, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Fibromyalgia can happen to anyone, but some factors appear to increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:
Adopting healthy habits could reduce your risk of developing fibromyalgia pain, but there’s no way to prevent it entirely since the cause isn’t completely clear.
Dr. Kumar discusses your symptoms, check your vital signs, and complete a physical exam to diagnose fibromyalgia. He might recommend blood tests, imaging procedures, or a sleep study to detect or rule out other problems.
To relieve pain caused by fibromyalgia, Dr. Kumar could suggest:
Call the Spine & Pain Specialists of the Carolinas office or schedule an appointment online today to get treated for fibromyalgia discomfort.