All-over body pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and foggy thinking takes its toll, affecting your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. But fibromyalgia doesn’t have to rule your life.
At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, Texas, Dr. Sarosh Saleemi, takes a holistic approach to fibromyalgia. Through her research, she’s found many effective treatments for fibromyalgia that ease pain and improve quality of life.
Here, we want to share our fibromyalgia treatment options with you.
Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain condition that involves the nervous system. Though researchers are still investigating the underlying causes of fibromyalgia, it’s theorized that your overly sensitive response to pain occurs because your brain’s pain-sensing volume is turned up too high. Some experts describe fibromyalgia as a Central Pain Amplification disorder, according to the American College of Rheumatology.
During her research, Dr. Saleemi performed neural scans and found a large percentage of her fibromyalgia patients have nerve root damage. Though it’s theorized that many conditions may trigger fibromyalgia — spine problems, injuries, infections, and emotional stress — the ultimate problem is miscommunication between the body (peripheral nerves) and central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
These neurological problems cause widespread pain and areas of tenderness that affect sleep leading to fatigue, foggy thinking, and difficulty concentrating.
A holistic approach
Pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia, but it’s more than just a chronic pain condition. Fibromyalgia affects your physical, social, and psychological health, which is why we take a holistic approach to care.
We treat your whole-body health, while focusing on your unique pain needs. Our fibromyalgia treatment plans usually include a combination of the following:
- Interventional procedures
- Physical therapy
- Medication management
- Relaxation therapy
With this approach, we aim to provide long-term pain relief so YOU control your life, instead of the fibromyalgia being in charge.
Interventional procedures for fibromyalgia
Through her research, Dr. Saleemi discovered the benefits of interventional procedures for fibromyalgia pain relief. She uses neural scans to predict nerve root pathology and directs interventional procedures at the source of pain.
Some of the interventional procedures we provide for fibromyalgia include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Epidural lysis of adhesions (removal of scar tissue from the spinal canal)
- Botox injections
- Sympathetic nerve blocks
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Drug delivery systems
With our fibromyalgia treatments, you can expect pain relief, healing, and long-term results.
Fibromyalgia can make everyday activities like going to work and spending time with friends impossible. These activities may even trigger your pain, so you avoid them altogether.
But you don’t have to let your fibromyalgia rule your life, because we have many effective treatment options. Call our office or click the “book online” button to make an appointment today.