Fibromyalgia is a chronic, widespread pain syndrome. It often goes undiagnosed for years and can affect you physically and emotionally. Fibromyalgia involves the muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding the joints. The pain can be a mild to severe burning, soreness, stiffness, or gnawing, and can start in one area and spread all over the body.
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it may be linked to sleep disturbance, stress, or problems with the immune or endocrine systems. Signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia vary, but can include:
- Moderate to severe fatigue
- Tender spots of pain in the muscles
- Decreased muscle endurance
- Sleep problems
- Depressed mood or anxiety
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Diarrhea alternated with constipation
- Urinary urgency
Why Choose UHealth?
Multispecialty care with teams built around your condition. Our rehabilitation team works closely with rheumatologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialists to customize your treatment plan. You get a faster diagnosis, personalized treatment plans to reduce pain and better care when we’re all working together for you.
Leading-edge, non-surgical and minimally invasive therapies for chronic pain. You have access to the latest approaches to managing pain, including neurostimulation and neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound-guided injections — offered in a variety of inpatient (hospital stay) and outpatient (clinic) rehabilitation locations near you.