What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia (FM) or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. It is a chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder.
Fibromyalgia is typically characterised by the following symptoms:
- widespread aches and pains
- increased sensitivity to pain
- fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- muscle stiffness
- difficulty sleeping
- waking up feeling tired
- problems with mental processes (known as “fibro-fog”) including difficulty concentrating
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating
Fibromyalgia Treatment at The Fibro Clinic
Living with Fibromyalgia can make even the most mundane of tasks feel overwhelming. Extreme fatigue and widespread pain undoubtedly takes a toll on your overall wellbeing and might even be straining your personal relationships with family and friends.
There are a number of treatment options and tested measures which can be taken to help in reducing the negative effects of this debilitating condition.
The Fibro Clinical Team use a variety of medical treatments with research spanning from around the world, combined with years of clinical experience. It is their belief that with the right combination of medication and rehabilitation treatment — patients can see results that vastly improve their lives, and the symptoms of FMS can often be reduced dramatically.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections have been used the world over for decades. Many patients who previously saw no relief with conservative therapies may show great results with trigger point injections. Local treatment of the peripheral muscle/joint sources (trigger points) with a variety of topical and non-drug therapies can yield positive results in achieving better control over widespread Fibromyalgia symptoms. Additionally, our medicine-sensitive patients will be pleased to hear that there are few, if any, side-effects from these injections.
As part of a holistic and multi-disciplinary program – our wider clinic team offers the latest in mind/body physical and psychological techniques including various types of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), GET (Graded Exercise Therapy) and slow-frequency rTMS, where clinically indicated. We can also look at Yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture and anything that is of help for our patients. If this sounds like an appealing approach, please book a consultation with one of our Consultants today.
What Our Patients Say...
I had lived with chronic pain for so long, that I think I actually forgot what it felt like to just be normal. This all changed when Dr Jenner introduced me to trigger point injections. I can honestly say that my pain issues have been reduced dramatically. I can now do the simplest things I haven’t done in years – and I can’t thank you enough.
Dr Jenner and Maxine Rodriguez have given me my life back and I can clearly see now after 18 months under their care how my life will get completely back to normal.
Dr Jenner and Maxine have given me my life back | G.C
Turning to the Fibro Clinic for help was the best decision I have made in many years. The first consultation was arranged quickly. I had to fill in a form beforehand and the consultation itself focused on a thorough diagnostic process, at the end of which I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
The best decision I have made in many years | CC
My Fibromyalgia made it too painful for me to work anymore, and my whole family suffered for it. I was desperate and hopeless, unable to do anything for myself or my loved ones. That is, until I found The Fibro Clinic. I now feel like a new person, free from pain, and ready to live each day to the max. I never thought i’d be able to go back to work – but here I am! Thank you so much.
The Fibro Clinic has turned my world right side up again. I used to wake up every morning in pain and could never see a light at the end of the tunnel. Under your care I have seen relief I could never have dreamed of. I sleep well at night, and I live well all day. I’ve never felt better, and it’s all thanks to you and your wonderful team.
The Fibro Clinic has turned my world right side up again | JS