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.