Fibromyalgia

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

If you suffer from widespread pain and stiff joints on a regular basis, you may have fibromyalgia. Since the pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates offer a variety of innovative fibromyalgia treatments in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia, you don’t have to let fibromyalgia take over your life another day. Click on the online scheduler to book your fibromyalgia evaluation today or call your nearest location directly.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, which affects roughly 5 million adults in the United States, is a chronic rheumatic condition that leads to ongoing soft tissue and myofascial pain all over your body. When you have fibromyalgia, you may experience:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Abnormal sleep patterns
  • Jaw pain and difficulty chewing
  • Pain and soreness in facial muscles
  • Stiff joints, especially in the morning
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Poor memory or concentration (mental fogginess)

One of the most well-known symptoms of fibromyalgia is fatigue that can affect you all day for no known reason. While anyone can struggle with these fibromyalgia-related symptoms, over 80% of fibromyalgia sufferers are women.

When should I see a doctor for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia isn’t anything you have to learn to live with, nor that you should ignore. The compassionate pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates encourage you to come in for a fibromyalgia evaluation if:

  • Previous fibromyalgia treatments haven’t worked
  • Your fibromyalgia is keeping you from enjoyable activities
  • You feel like your symptoms are worsening or becoming more frequent

Your dedicated pain specialist spends time examining you, talking with you about your symptoms, and running any essential labs. Once they better understand your case of fibromyalgia and how it’s affecting your life, they can get you started on treatment right away.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Treating fibromyalgia often involves combining several therapies to relieve your symptoms and prevent further issues. Your fibromyalgia treatment plan from Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates may include a combination of:

  • Exercise planning or physical therapy
  • Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve block injections
  • Pain medications

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates specializes in innovative fibromyalgia treatments, so you can expect relief, even if previous treatments haven’t helped you. The pain specialists provide a holistic approach to fibromyalgia management and empower you with the education you need to make the best decisions regarding your personalized fibromyalgia treatment.

Before fibromyalgia starts affecting your daily life, get started on treatments at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates. Book your fibromyalgia exam either online or over the phone.