Fibromyalgia

Sarosh Saleemi, MD -  - Pain Management

Interventional Pain Associates

Sarosh Saleemi, MD

Pain Management located in Austin, TX

If you suffer from aching joints, widespread pain, and fatigue no matter how much you rest, you could be suffering from fibromyalgia. To find relief, visit Dr. Sarosh Saleemi at Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas. Using traditional pain management techniques, her expertise in fibromyalgia has helped hundreds of patients who suffer from this condition. Call to book an appointment or schedule online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic neurologic condition that causes widespread pain, aching, and tenderness in the body.

You might feel like the pain comes and goes, radiates from one area of your body to another, or creates a feeling of crushing fatigue. Sleep, mood, or memory problems often accompany fibromyalgia.

It’s a condition that is more likely to affect women and usually starts in middle adulthood. However, younger or older individuals can develop fibromyalgia, too, especially if they have a rheumatic disease like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Besides widespread, chronic pain all over the body, fibromyalgia can cause a variety of different symptoms:

  • Fatigue: feelings of lethargy or sleepiness
  • Sleep problems: waking during the night because of pain or co-occurring sleep disorders, like sleep apnea
  • Cognitive impairment: problems with memory or concentration
  • Mood issues: depression or anxiety
  • Digestive disorders: gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

If you have fibromyalgia, you might also have migraines or tension headaches, bladder problems, or face and jaw pain (temporomandibular disorders).

How is fibromyalgia treated?

At Interventional Pain Associates, treatment begins with compassion, care, and understanding. Dr. Saleemi firmly believes in a holistic approach to pain management, where she treats each patient as a whole person with unique needs.

In her research on fibromyalgia, Dr. Saleemi has discovered many different therapeutic techniques that help with pain relief and long-term healing. See her research on Fibromyalgia here. All of your treatments are carried out in the Interventional Pain Associates office, and Dr. Saleemi may recommend:

  • Interventional procedures: pain management techniques like anesthetic medicine injections, steroid therapy, spinal cord stimulation, or drug delivery systems to a specific area of the body
  • Physical therapy: various methods of body manipulation, stretching, or massage to help reduce pain and allow you to move safely and functionally
  • Medication management: using specific medications in the right dosage to help support your overall healing process

Since chronic pain can also produce profound psychological effects, your treatment plan might also include therapies like biofeedback, individual or group counseling, and relaxation techniques.

With an approach that focuses on your physical, social, and psychological health, Dr. Saleemi works with you one-on-one to help you manage fibromyalgia and find freedom from chronic pain. To get started, call Interventional Pain Associates today or book an appointment online.

 

Click Here to Read Dr. Saleemi's Study on Fibromyalgia