Fibromyalgia Treatment


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 Symptoms

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
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • headaches
  • 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.


Medical Treatments

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.


Additional Treatments

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.


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