Texas Pain And Regenerative Medicine
Samir Fahed, MD
Pain Management & Alternative Medicine located in Houston, TX
Affecting as many as 12 million people in the United States, fibromyalgia leads to chronic, widespread pain. If you struggle with fibromyalgia-related issues, such as extreme sensitivity or fatigue, Samir Fahed, MD, of Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine can help. Click the online scheduling tool to book your fibromyalgia evaluation at this Sugar Land and Dickinson, Texas, practice today. You can also call either location to book an appointment by phone.
Fibromyalgia Q & A
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is known for causing very tender points on your muscles. It’s distinguished by severe pain and tenderness felt when applying pressure to 18 specific points on your head, upper back, shoulders, neck, and other areas.
While the exact cause of fibromyalgia isn’t well-understood, medical researchers find that a combination of the following factors can increase your risk:
- Family history of fibromyalgia
- Physical and emotional stress
- Brain functioning issues
- Nervous system sensitivity
- Serious infections
While stress and weather changes may influence fibromyalgia, this chronic condition has no known triggering causes.
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia leads to widespread pain that varies from mild to severe. Pain tends to originate from your muscles and can be:
It’s common for fibromyalgia pain to be worse in the evening than it is during the day. You may also find that you have difficulty falling or staying asleep because of your discomfort. This can lead to chronic fatigue during the day.
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, contact Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine for an evaluation. While no specific test diagnoses fibromyalgia, Dr. Fahed conducts multiple screenings to rule out related conditions, such as arthritis. He also goes over all of your symptoms to ensure you receive a proper diagnosis.
Which fibromyalgia treatment is most effective?
As a pain medicine specialist, Dr. Fahed can educate you about various solutions that may relieve your fibromyalgia discomfort and prevent ongoing flare-ups. Dr. Fahed may combine several of the following therapies to help you get relief:
- Pacing activities throughout the day
- Following a balanced diet
- Managing your sleep
- Relaxation techniques
- Physical therapy
- Regular exercise
Dr. Fahed can also prescribe low doses of certain antidepressant medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. In some cases, he recommends FDA-approved fibromyalgia medications, too.
Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine specializes in innovative fibromyalgia management solutions. With the help of Dr. Fahed, you can feel confident about experiencing lasting relief.
If you struggle with fibromyalgia, you have options for treatment at Texas Pain and Regenerative Medicine. Find out more by booking an exam online or by phone today.