Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic widespread pain and over-active pain responses to pressure areas. It is also associated with tiredness, sleep disturbance and other systemic symptoms. It is associated with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
It has an unknown aetiology but is potentially the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
It is diagnosed by a specialist with an interest in Fibromyalgia looking for a characteristic symptom complex and is treated with a combination of lifestyle modification, cognitive behavioural therapy and pain modification medications.
Please contact us on 01483 938750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be reviewed by our pain management specialist to discuss a potential diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and methods for long-term management.