If you’re one of the 10 million people in the United States impacted by chronic fibromyalgia pain, you can find solutions at Noble Pain Management in Columbia, Missouri. The skilled pain management specialists understand how fibromyalgia can disrupt your life. Bradford R. Noble, DO, FAOCPMR, of Noble Pain Management offers comprehensive care to help you cope with fibromyalgia and its related side effects. If you need relief from chronic pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia, contact the office today by phone or using the online booking feature.

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What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder that causes widespread muscle pain that can be severe enough to interfere with your quality of life.

The root cause of fibromyalgia may relate to dysfunction in the way your brain processes pain signals. This dysfunction may intensify sensation signals the brain is sending to your muscles.

While the disorder can affect men, women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia. In many cases, fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms result after you undergo surgery or following physical trauma from a fall, auto accident, or infection. You can also develop fibromyalgia from excessive stress.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Symptoms of fibromyalgia can develop soon after trauma or gradually over the years with no apparent trigger. In addition to widespread muscle pain, fibromyalgia can cause:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating

These issues can disrupt sleep and reduce the overall quality of life, resulting in anxiety and depression.

Those with fibromyalgia may also be more likely to have other painful conditions, like migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

You should schedule an evaluation at Noble Pain Management when your pain and other symptoms interfere with your quality of life and your ability to work or stay physically active.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

While there’s no current cure for fibromyalgia, your provider at Noble Pain Management works closely with you to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Initially, you may benefit from over-the-counter or prescription medications to relieve pain, improve sleep quality, and address chronic fatigue. They may also recommend physical therapy to improve muscle health and increase energy. To boost your overall health, your provider may recommend lifestyle changes to improve your diet and naturally reduce your levels of stress.

They may even refer you for professional counseling to help you manage stressors in your life to reduce the severity of fibromyalgia pain. Counseling can also address the emotional and mental health side effects of fibromyalgia, like depression and anxiety.

Trigger point injections have proven to be one of the most effective treatment options to provide prompt relief from fibromyalgia pain. Your provider may recommend them.

Noble Pain Management also offers radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that can treat chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.

If you need relief from widespread chronic pain, schedule a consultation at Noble Pain Management today using the online booking system or by calling the office.