You Don’t Have to Live with Fibromyalgia Pain

Feb 14, 2023
You Don’t Have to Live with Fibromyalgia Pain
If you’re one of the four million Americans living with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, know that help is available. Learn more about this pain disorder and the pain management services that can control it.

If you’re one of the 4 million Americans with widespread body pain that doesn’t seem to end, you can rely on the expertise of the pain management specialists at Zephyr Medical.

Asher C. Goldstein, MD, and our experienced medical team specialize in diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia. We take a proactive, integrative approach to managing your pain and easing other fibromyalgia symptoms.

Our providers also value improving your overall health to prevent fibromyalgia flare-ups.

What to know about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes pain throughout your body. The root cause of this condition isn’t well understood, but those who have it may have an increased sensitivity to pain due to inflammatory or autoimmune disease.

In addition to persistent widespread pain, you might also experience:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Joint and muscle stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Concentration issues
  • Constipation, bloating, and other digestive issues

You may also be prone to increased sensitivity to temperatures, sounds, light, and smells.

Risks for developing fibromyalgia include genetics, environmental factors, and mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.

When to seek help for fibromyalgia symptoms

Fibromyalgia symptoms can be nearly constant, and you may experience flare-ups where your symptoms are even worse. When you can no longer manage fibromyalgia pain with over-the-counter medications, schedule a consultation at Zephyr Medical.

We offer complete physical exams and may order lab tests to rule out other conditions. Our providers also test 18 different pressure points around your body. Pressing on these specific points can trigger a flare-up of pain and other symptoms that last for an hour or more, helping us (and you) understand your unique trigger points.

Based on the results of your exam and tests, we discuss your options for treatment and personalize a care plan to your needs.

Because fibromyalgia is chronic, we provide ongoing care to support your health and keep you pain-free.

Exploring your treatment options for fibromyalgia

When over-the-counter medications aren’t working well, we can prescribe pain medications or steroid injections to relieve fibromyalgia pain. Zephyr Medical also provides nerve blocks to disrupt pain signals that travel from your nerves to your brain.

Some people with chronic fibromyalgia pain may benefit from medical marijuana to improve their comfort and sleep quality.

Other fibromyalgia therapies may include:

Psychological counseling may be helpful if you’re having trouble coping with fibromyalgia’s impact on your quality of life. We also recommend stress-reduction techniques to manage stress, which can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms in some individuals.

Physical therapy and at-home exercises are other essential parts of your fibromyalgia treatment. Daily exercise helps you maintain a healthy body weight, prevents your joints from stiffening, and keeps your muscles strong.

We offer resources to improve your diet and help you make necessary lifestyle changes, so you can continue to enjoy a high-quality, physically active life.

Call Zephyr Medical in Brooklyn, New York, to schedule a fibromyalgia consultation or book an appointment online today.