The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC will work with you to develop the best treatment possible for fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms include feeling tired to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems, and troubles with memory. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are also frequently present. Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2–8% of the population. Females are affected about twice as often as males. Fibromyalgia is classed as a disorder of pain processing due to abnormalities in how pain signals are processed in the central nervous system. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Stress may be an important precipitating factor in the development of fibromyalgia. Developments in the understanding of the disorder have led to improvements in treatment, which include prescription medication, behavioral intervention, and exercise. Indeed, integrated treatment plans that incorporate medication, patient education, aerobic exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy have been shown to be effective in alleviating pain and other fibromyalgia-related symptoms.