What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain from muscles and fibrous tissues, accompanied by additional symptoms of various kinds, from asthenia headache, intolerance to cold or warm insomnia.

Considering that the listed symptoms, together with the primary manifestations of Fibromyalgia, usually occur simultaneously, the disease is also referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome (Fm).


What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?


Fibromyalgia manifests itself, according to the main diagnostic criteria, with diffuse musculoskeletal pain and with the presence of specific painful areas at digital pressure (tender points), constant fatigue, and generalized rigidity. Additional symptoms detected are:


  • unrefreshing sleep;
  • headache;
  • overactive bladder;
  • dysmenorrhea;
  • hypersensitivity to cold;
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon;
  • restless legs syndrome;
  • numbness and atypical tingling;
  • itch;
  • feeling of pressure and tightening;
  • allodynia;
  • poor resistance to exercise;
  • a general feeling of weakness.


Other symptoms often occur as well, such as:


  • asthenia;
  • insomnia and nocturnal awakenings;
  • cognitive disorders (mental confusion, impaired memory and concentration);
  • abdominal pain and irritable colon;
  • dyspepsia;
  • intolerance to cold or heat;
  • dryness of the mucous membranes;
  • urinary and genital symptoms.

How to cure Fibromyalgia?


Although there is no specific cure, as it is a chronic disease, Fibromyalgia requires:


  • long-term multidisciplinary treatments;
  • conventional and unconventional pharmacological treatments;
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and ozone therapy.


Personalized approaches are also important for the specific needs of patients, such as analgesic therapies (acupuncture or cryostimulation), phytotherapy, nutraceutical, and nutritional approaches, gentle gymnastics, lymphatic drainage, physiotherapy, and psychotherapy.

Combining over 18 years of experience, Dr. Munish Lal specializes in minimally invasive techniques to treat Fibromyalgia that includes intervention procedures, spinal cord stimulation, and a comprehensive array of traditional pain management services.

His expertise ranges from diagnosing complicated and rare cases to pinpointing the source of back, neck, and other chronic pain conditions. He is a leading practitioner of state-of-the-art techniques. Call now to book your appointment!


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