The pain those with fibromyalgia experience can be debilitating, but with the right treatment, they can get relief from their pain and live a full and happy life. The experienced team at Blackhawk TMS, with offices in Danville and Napa, California, provides expert care for the management of fibromyalgia and offers some advanced treatments that may assist in pain control. To learn more about the treatment options for fibromyalgia, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that affects your muscles and bones. The pain caused by fibromyalgia can feel like many other painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, sometimes making it difficult to diagnosis.
Currently, there is no cure for fibromyalgia, but the team at Blackhawk TMS can develop a plan to help you manage your pain so you can get back to doing the things that make you happy.
Widespread muscle pain is the most common symptom of fibromyalgia. You may also experience fatigue, as well as difficulty concentrating and focusing on tasks, which is sometimes referred to as “fibro fog.”
People with fibromyalgia often also have other health issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome or depression.
Researchers aren’t certain of the exact cause of fibromyalgia but theorize that there’s an issue with how your brain and spinal cord process pain signals. It seems as though you may have an abnormal amount of the neurotransmitters responsible for transmitting pain signals. Your brain may also be more sensitive to painful sensations, leading to an abnormal amplification of pain.
You may be at risk of developing fibromyalgia if it runs in your family. A traumatic physical or psychological event may also trigger the condition.
Treatment for your fibromyalgia may include a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Your specialist at Blackhawk TMS may also help you develop techniques to reduce stress and improve sleep to minimize painful flare-ups.
The experienced team at Blackhawk TMS also offers alternative treatments for the management of various conditions, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which is a ground-breaking alternative therapy for depression. Early studies indicate that TMS may also be beneficial to those with fibromyalgia.
During TMS therapy, which is conducted at the office, a special coil is placed over various parts of your brain. Then, the magnetic energy created by the coil stimulates your brain cells to alter neurotransmitter production, which may include those neurotransmitters responsible for your amplified pain response.
To learn more about your treatment options for fibromyalgia, call Blackhawk TMS today or request an appointment online.