The spine and back contain muscles that are commonly used in exercises, stretches, and other physical tasks. As a result, the back is vulnerable to injury. However, it is not just injuries that can lead to spine pain. There are many medical conditions that can also lead to pain or soreness along the spine and back. One of these conditions is fibromyalgia. At Frisco Spine, our team of doctors offer back pain treatment to help patients gain a greater level of comfort as they manage the pain that is caused by fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a muscular pain syndrome that does not have a known cause, although it is suspected to be related to underlying biochemical issues. While the condition primarily affects middle-age women, it is a syndrome that can affect anyone, including men and children. Aside from generalized back and muscle pain, fibromyalgia can also result in the following symptoms:
- Tender spots around the body that become particularly sensitive to pressure
- Muscle fatigue
- Tingling or numbness, particularly around the hands and feet
- Joint stiffness
- Difficulty sleeping
Fibromyalgia seems to affect each patient differently. Patients may experience any number of the above symptoms, and they may vary in severity as well.
Treating Fibromyalgia Back Pain
As is likely to be true with any case of back pain, there is no universal treatment plan for the pain caused by fibromyalgia. Instead, our doctors will work with patients to learn more about their specific symptoms of fibromyalgia so that appropriate treatment options can be tested. We always begin with the most conservative forms of treatment in an attempt to manage back pain for patients without putting them through unnecessary invasive procedures. Below are some forms of back pain treatment that may prove successful for patients suffering from fibromyalgia:
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning
- Lidocaine injections to relieve pain in tender spots
- Non-narcotic prescription pain medication
Most patients that are diagnosed with fibromyalgia are already being treated by a family physician, general internist, or rheumatologist, but these are all treatments that can be used to complement any treatment that is already being provided by other healthcare professionals. While additional treatments, such as anti-depressants, may be effective in treating some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia (such as difficulty sleeping and depression), the treatments offered by our team of doctors at Frisco Spine will be specific to pain along the spine, or that of the muscles in the back. By targeting these areas, we can help to relieve general pain and fatigue of the back, as well as any tender spots that are present in this area.
If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are experiencing pain of the spine and back, find out how our team of doctors can help. At Frisco Spine, we offer a wide range of non-invasive and surgical treatments that can help patients minimize back pain and maximize comfort. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about our back pain treatment options. We look forward to hearing from you!