Fibromyalgia

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 info@oneorthopaedics.co.uk 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.