Fibromyalgia Specialist

Pain Care, LLC

Interventional Spine & Pain Management located in Stockbridge, Newnan, Mcdonough, Johns Creek, & Griffin, GA

Approximately four million Americans live with the discomfort and limitations of fibromyalgia. At Pain Care, LLC, with offices in Stockbridge, Griffin, Newnan, McDonough, and Johns Creek, Georgia, the expert team uses innovative fibromyalgia treatments to improve every aspect of your health and wellness. Call the Metro Atlanta office nearest to you or click the provided link to make an appointment now.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition in which you have greatly heightened pain sensitivity and other persistent and debilitating symptoms. Experts believe that fibromyalgia involves the nervous system. 

Because it's such a complicated disorder, you need a specialist to diagnose the condition. The Pain Care, LLC, team has extensive experience in fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatment, and they understand the unique intricacies of this challenging condition.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes multiple symptoms, with some of the most common including:

  • Widespread musculoskeletal pain (joint pain, muscle pain)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Fibro fog - cognitive issues, including difficulty focusing
  • Memory lapses

Many people with fibromyalgia also experience other problems, including migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, depression, and anxiety. 

Symptoms may be somewhat mild, overwhelming, or anywhere in-between.

What causes fibromyalgia?

At this time, the medical community is still researching the exact causes of fibromyalgia. The two established risk factors for fibromyalgia include age (middle-aged or older) and having either lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. 

Other risk factors that may play a role include sex (women develop fibromyalgia twice as often as men), physical or emotional trauma, repetitive movement injuries, viral infections, excess weight, and a family history of the disease.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

The Pain Care, LLC, team treats fibromyalgia according to each patient's specific needs. Because the condition can affect everyone so differently, the team takes a multifaceted approach to treatment. 

The pain management team at Pain Care, LLC, understands how challenging fibromyalgia pain can be, and they prescribe the plan that's most likely to give you fast relief. The team avoids narcotic medications for fibromyalgia — they're a poor treatment choice as they can increase pain sensitivity or prolong your pain.

Instead, the team can prescribe FDA-approved medications that change pain neurotransmitters in the brain or disrupt nerve cell overactivity. 

Medication is just one facet of fibromyalgia treatment. Aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial for people with fibromyalgia, and the team may also recommend habit changes like new sleep routines, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and stress reduction techniques to manage your fibromyalgia symptoms effectively. 

If you have persistent fibromyalgia pain, the team may also recommend trigger point injections that deliver an anesthetic and corticosteroid into specific painful areas. 

With a combination of conservative and pain management treatments, you can manage your fibromyalgia and enjoy life. Call the office of Pain Care, LLC, nearest to you, or book an appointment online now.