Maiden Lane Medical
Multi-Specialty Group Practice located New York, NY
Widespread pain, fatigue, and mood issues might indicate you have fibromyalgia. This chronic musculoskeletal condition can interfere with your ability to do your daily activities or feel at ease in your body. To find relief today, contact Maiden Lane Medical to book an appointment with our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist at their Midtown location in New York City. Using a broad range of treatment methods, the multidisciplinary team of physicians can help you manage your symptoms and ease your pain. To schedule a consultation, book an appointment by phone or use the easy online scheduling system.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic, widespread pain throughout the body. Many people have dull aches and pains in the muscles and joints, difficulty moving around without discomfort, fatigue, and mood issues.
There is no definitive test to detect fibromyalgia. Research suggests that it is somehow linked to the nervous system, and it often starts in middle adulthood.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia symptoms may mimic the effects other chronic conditions, making it more difficult to diagnose. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Widespread pain throughout the body
- Sensitivity to touch
- Tenderness in the muscles
- Sleep issues
- Extreme fatigue
- Migraines or chronic headaches
People with fibromyalgia might also experience depression, anxiety, digestive problems, pelvic pain, or temporomandibular disorder (TMJ).
What causes fibromyalgia?
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unclear. Some studies suggest it’s linked to problems in the central nervous system, which involve the brain and spinal cord.
Fibromyalgia may have a genetic component, and there is usually a trigger event that causes the first bout of symptoms, such as arthritis, injury, or a period of extreme stress. The condition often coexists with other health problems.
While extremely painful, fibromyalgia does not pose serious health problems or risks.
How is fibromyalgia treated?
At Maiden Lane Medical, our team focus on non-narcotic approaches to pain management. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are many ways to address symptoms and treat coexisting health problems.
Some of the common treatment methods for fibromyalgia include:
- Medication: Natural and over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce inflammation, antidepressants to combat fatigue, or other medications to relieve specific symptoms
- Therapy: physical or occupational therapy to address specific symptoms and reduce stress on the body
- Lifestyle changes: dietary adjustments, stress reduction, and improvement in your sleep habits
- Acupuncture: Studies have shown that acupuncture may help the symptoms.
Depending on your symptoms, your care may include a variety of different treatment methods. Often, the best outcomes for this condition involve a multidisciplinary approach. The ultimate goal is to help you maintain functional movement, ease in your body, and achieve a pain-free life.
To schedule a personalized consultation today, call or book an appointment online.