Fibromyalgia, Treated by Top Pain Management Doctors in Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale

  • Overview


    Fibromyalgia is a condition in which widespread pain and stiffness occurs in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Researches believe Fibromyalgia affects the way the brain processes pain signals leading to amplified pain sensations. Fibromyalgia symptoms may present themselves gradually over time or be triggered by trauma, infection, or stress.


    • More common in women than men
  • Symptoms

    Common symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia include:

    • Widespread, dull musculoskeletal pain
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Cognitive difficulties i.e. impaired focus
    • Muscle stiffness or tightening
    • Reduced physical endurance

    Factors that may trigger or worsen the symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

    • Changes in weather
    • Stress
    • Overexertion
  • Diagnosis/Tests

    There is no specific test to test for Fibromyalgia. A physical examination and medical history will be completed by a physician. A diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is made if widespread pain has been occurring for more than three months. If needed a blood tests such as a Complete blood count (CBC) may be order to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

  • Causes

    There is not a specific cause for fibromyalgia however there are a variety of conditions that are commonly associated with Fibromyalgia. Some of these conditions include:

    • Anxiety or depression
    • Tension headaches
    • Nocturnal myoclonus
    • Complex regional pain syndrome
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Treatment Options & Care

    There is no cure for fibromyalgia, therefore, the goal of treatment is to relieve or control the symptoms associated with the condition.

    • Acupuncture
    • Physical therapy
    • Medications i.e. pain relievers, weak opioids, antidepressants
    • Regular, low-impact exercise

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We are currently working with the Governor’s office to keep patients in pain out of emergency rooms. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, and changes occur rapidly. Please know, the health and safety of our patients, their families, and team members remains our top priority. At AZ Pain Doctors, we are ensuring the safest possible environment. We take these proactive precautions to protect our patients, team members, and the communities we serve:
  1. We are practicing social distancing by offering virtual appointments. If you wish to be seen in person, we are able to accommodate you.
  2. All people who enter the clinic, including all staff and patients, are screened for coronavirus infection. Anyone with a cough, fever, symptoms of infection or known exposure will not be allowed in the clinic.
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  5. As always, we clean every patient room after every patient visit. We are also cleaning high traffic areas frequently.
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