Fibromyalgia in Miami, FL

Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases such as fibromyalgia. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Over five million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a muscle and soft tissue disorder characterized by pain and aches in different parts of the body. It typically affects individuals aged 18 years and older and has a higher prevalence in women, although children may also be afflicted by fibromyalgia in some cases. Dealing with the pain and other symptoms is a big challenge that can keep patients from leading active and normal lives. The doctors at Advanced Neuro Spine Institute provide a pain management plan tailored to your condition to give you relief from symptoms and enable you to lead a normal life.

Causes and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia patients experience pain in the arms, legs, neck, back, shoulders, and hips. The symptoms of the disorder include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Memory problems
  • Sensitivity to bright lights, temperatures, and loud sounds
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Numbness and tingling of hands and feet

The exact causes of fibromyalgia are not known, with medical researchers of the opinion that a combination of different factors may be involved. These include a family history of the condition, surgery, infection, injuries, illnesses, accidents, and other events linked to stress and trauma. You may be susceptible to fibromyalgia if you have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Diagnosis

Lab tests cannot determine the presence of fibromyalgia. Previously, doctors would check for the presence of 18 tender points in the body in diagnosing fibromyalgia. But new guidelines do not require this exam and consider the patient’s history of pain in diagnosis. If you have been experiencing pain in different body sites for more than three months that is not the result of an underlying medical condition responsible for the pain, fibromyalgia can be confirmed. Our doctors may require thyroid function tests and complete blood count to ensure the absence of any other condition

Pain Management and Physical Therapy

Being a chronic condition, fibromyalgia may continue affecting you for a long time. But effective pain management and physical therapy can greatly alleviate its symptoms and improve your general health.

  • Our pain management program aims to reduce the occurrence and severity of pain while enhancing level of activity and lowering reliance on medication.
  • Our physical therapy program combines the latest technology with specialized techniques to help you manage symptoms effectively.
  • Overseen by trained physical therapists and board-certified physicians, our programs have a high success rate and deliver good patient outcomes.

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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in neurological disease management utilizing the latest techniques and treatment options available. Our patients benefit from individualized treatment plans. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!

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