Fibromyalgia is one of the common causes of long term widespread body pain. This may be accompanied by other symptoms such as
Non refreshing sleep
Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
Certain conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular joint disorder, restless legs and tension headaches are seen more commonly in association with fibromyalgia.
Pain clinic is on ideal place to manage fibromyalgia as it brings together the skills of a wide range of specialists working together as a team. This multi disciplinary approach is essential to minimise the impact on the quality of life. A combination of drug and non-drug treatments can help manage the symptoms. At Max we offer personalised pain management plans on the lines of Pain Management Programme (PMP)
Your pain specialist can help you:
Understand the condition
Draw up a management plan and prescribe medications as necessary. The resulting pain reduction can enable active participation in physical therapies and rehabilitation.
Implement necessary life style modifications
By involving other specialists and coordinating care from specialists including
Physiotherapist–they will advice you on posture, physical function, pacing of activities. There is good evidence supporting aerobic exercises and graded exercise program in fibromyalgia management.
Psychologists- Cognitive behavioural therapy has been shown to improve function and decrease the pain severity in fibromyalgia. Psychologists can also help in reducing the impact of depression/ anxiety and in stress management by teaching relaxation and coping strategies.
Nutritional specialist- dietary profiling and nutritional advice helping you eat a balanced diet and keep a healthy weight.
Complementary and Alternative therapies including Acupuncture, TENS, meditation, Ayurveda and Wellness