Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects around 1 in 50 Americans. It is characterized by pain in the muscles and fatigue. Patients who have fibromyalgia also have certain spots on their body that are extremely painful when pressed or whenever pressure is applied to them. These pressure points can be on the:
Unfortunately scientists do not yet know the cause of fibromyalgia, but have attributed several different factors to it including:
- Repeat injuries
- Certain diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and spinal arthritis)
- Traumatic/stressful events (automotive accidents for example)
In some situations, patients can develop fibromyalgia on it’s own, not caused by any of the above. Genetics may also play a role in the development of this disorder, and women are more likely to develop the condition than men.
Fibromyalgia Treatment in Beverly Hills, CA
It takes experience and knowledge of the condition to treat fibromyalgia. Dr. Zarrini and the staff at BZ Pain have been treating patients with fibromyalgia in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles California for quite some time, and we want to help you as well.
We take a team approach to treating fibromyalgia. We work with any outside health care providers you may have such as doctors, physical therapists, etc. to come up with an effective treatment plan specifically for you.
As for medication, Lyrica is the first FDA approved drug to treat fibromyalgia. Some patients have been successful with other medications not specifically made to treat fibromyalgia as well such as pain relievers and certain antidepressants.
In addition to medication, some other steps you can take to lighten the effects of your condition are:
- Eating healthy
- Exercising regularly
- Getting adequate sleep