Fibromyalgia Specialist

Apex Medical Center

Pain Management Physicians & Internists located in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, residents with fibromyalgia go through their days with widespread musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by many other symptoms. There’s no cure for the condition, but there are ways to control symptoms and allow people to enjoy normal activities. At Apex Medical Center, David Ezeanolue, M.D., C.I.M.E., Alafuro T. Oruene, M.D., Blanche Y. Bonnick, M.D., and the rest of the team can help you find the best possible treatment for this painful condition. Scheduling an appointment is fast and easy and can get you started on a path toward healthy function.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Persistent, aching pain that extends throughout your body is a primary marker of fibromyalgia. Symptoms can also include:

  • Sensations of burning, tightness, or twitching
  • Areas of tenderness
  • Persistent, thorough fatigue
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Feelings of nervousness, worry, or depression
  • Insomnia or poor quality sleep

One of the reasons fibromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose is the condition displays differently from one person to the next. That’s why it’s critical to have a thorough medical exam to rule out other potential problems that show similar symptoms.

Who is at risk of developing fibromyalgia?

Researchers haven’t been able to pinpoint its exact causes, but certain conditions suggest an elevated risk of developing fibromyalgia. The following are some of the known risk factors:

  • A family history of fibromyalgia
  • Mood disorders
  • Rarely engaging in exercise
  • Being a woman
  • A history of physical or emotional abuse
  • Diagnosed with other painful conditions

What are the treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Numerous treatment options are available for assisting patients with fibromyalgia. The best treatment approach is one in line with your health issues and lifestyle.

Prescription medication is one approach, but no one pill can effectively treat or cure fibromyalgia. Antidepressants can also help control depression, fatigue, and anxiety that often occur. Drug therapy is most effective when combined with other approaches.

Physical therapy can be an effective way to manage fibromyalgia. Many people find relief through a combination of aerobic exercise, moist heat, and targeted stretching exercises.

Lifestyle modification also yields notable improvements in pain and fatigue. Dietary changes, stress reduction, and relaxation methods are all great options to pursue.

At Apex Medical Center, the team of highly-skilled physicians can help you navigate your options in treating fibromyalgia. With the right combination of motivation, guidance, and support, it’s possible to move beyond the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia and get back to enjoying your normal life.