Fibromyalgia Pain in Orem
Fibromyalgia is a non-inflammatory condition that causes pain in the soft tissues and may be associated with difficulty thinking and concentrating.
What causes Fibromyalgia?
The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is not known, but research suggests abnormal processing of sensory information and hypersensitivity of the nervous system. People with Fibromyalgia often have relatives with it, suggesting genetics plays a role.
How is Fibromyalgia pain managed?
Effective Fibromyalgia Pain management relies on improving sleep, consistent exercise, treating mood disturbances, and medication. Typically, we find that having multiple experts with different perspectives working together to manage your symptoms is the best approach (i.e. an interdisciplinary approach utilizing the services of medical providers, psychology, and physical therapy). Our providers will coordinate your care and may prescribe medications to help with your symptoms. Psychology helps with sleep and coping skills along with working on anxiety, depression, and the impact of Fibromyalgia on your life and relationships. Physical Therapy will help you learn a new way to exercise.
How do I prepare for my first appointment?
In preparation for the first visit of the Fibromyalgia protocol, you should think baout what you would like to do that you cannot do now because of your Fibromyalgia symptoms. Think big and identify things that give your life happiness, joy, meaning, and purpose. The goal for treatment is not only for you to feel better, but also to help you improve the quality of your life no matter how you feel.