Fibromyalgia

Pain & Symptom Management from Fremont Physiatrists

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a condition that is widely misdiagnosed and misunderstood. It causes significant joint pain, muscle pain, and fatigue. Other symptoms may occur, such as depression, anxiety, lowered tolerance for pain, and increased tenderness. Women are at a higher risk for this condition than men.

See a Fremont physiatrist if you are experiencing symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Blood tests and other laboratory tests may be used to procure a diagnosis. Your doctor will then provide a physical exam and assessment before explaining your options for treatment. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but a treatment plan can include pain management, medications, specialized exercises, psychological interventions, and more.

How Is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

This condition may be diagnosed if the patient experiences significant, wide-ranging pain and persistent, serious symptoms for three months or more, and there is no other condition to explain these symptoms. Your doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) can provide coordinated care. Discuss your pain and associated symptoms with our physiatrists in Fremont at Washington Township Medical Foundation.