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Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Canyon Pain Center is a pain management clinic that specializes in treating fibromyalgia in the Phoenix area.

Fibromyalgia Treatment at our Phoenix Pain Clinic

At Canyon Pain Center in Phoenix, Arizona, we understand the profound impact that fibromyalgia can have on your life. Chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms can be overwhelming, making even the simplest tasks feel impossible. That’s why our compassionate team of specialists is dedicated to providing personalized, innovative care to help you find relief and reclaim your quality of life.

We recognize that every patient’s experience with fibromyalgia is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific needs. By addressing the symptoms and underlying causes of your condition, we aim to provide the comprehensive care you need to heal and move forward with confidence. At Canyon Pain Center, we’re more than just healthcare providers – we’re your partners in managing fibromyalgia effectively.1

Get connected with us today and begin your pain healing journey.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and other symptoms that can significantly impact your daily life. While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is not yet fully understood, it is believed to involve a combination of factors, including:
  • Changes in the way the brain and nervous system process pain signals
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • Infections or other illnesses
Unfortunately, many people with fibromyalgia don’t receive the proper treatment they need, leading to ongoing pain, fatigue, and increasing difficulties. The effects of untreated fibromyalgia can be far-reaching, limiting your ability to work, enjoy hobbies, and even perform simple tasks like household chores or socializing with friends and family. Studies have shown that people with untreated fibromyalgia often experience a lower quality of life, with impacts on their physical, emotional, and social well-being.2

Understanding Fibromyalgia Signs & Symptoms

Widespread pain is a hallmark symptom of fibromyalgia. It affects various parts of the body, including muscles, joints, and soft tissues. This pain is often described as a constant dull ache lasting at least three months. It can be exacerbated by physical activity, stress, or weather changes. Managing widespread pain through medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications can significantly improve a patient’s comfort and quality of life.
Fatigue is another common symptom of fibromyalgia, often described as an overwhelming sense of tiredness that doesn’t improve with rest or sleep. This fatigue can interfere with daily activities, work, and social interactions, reducing quality of life. Effective fatigue management involves a combination of treatments, including medication, exercise, and strategies to improve sleep quality.

Cognitive difficulties, often referred to as “fibro fog,” are a frequent symptom of fibromyalgia. Patients may experience problems with concentration, memory, and mental clarity. These cognitive issues can affect work performance, decision-making, and daily tasks. Addressing cognitive difficulties through a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medication, cognitive therapy, and lifestyle adjustments can help improve mental function and overall well-being.

How Fibromyalgia Affects the Body

Fibromyalgia primarily affects the musculoskeletal system, leading to widespread pain, fatigue, and tenderness. To effectively manage and treat this condition, it’s essential to understand how fibromyalgia impacts various body systems.

  • Muscles and Soft Tissues: Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain and tenderness in muscles and soft tissues.
  • Sleep Patterns: The condition often disrupts sleep, leading to fatigue and poor rest.
  • Nervous System: Heightened sensitivity to pain signals and possible cognitive impairments, often called “fibro fog.”

 

In fibromyalgia, these systems can become sensitized, leading to chronic pain and fatigue. Our specialists use advanced pain management techniques to alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Depending on the severity of the condition, the most commonly affected areas include muscles, joints, and soft tissues, impacting overall mobility and quality of life.

Common Causes of Fibromyalgia

Several factors can contribute to the development of fibromyalgia, characterized by widespread pain and chronic fatigue.

While the exact cause may vary, some common factors have been identified:

  • Genetic Predisposition: Certain genetic factors may increase an individual’s likelihood of developing fibromyalgia.
  • Infections: Previous infections may trigger or exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Physical or Emotional Trauma: Events such as accidents or significant emotional stress can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia.
  • Central Nervous System Dysfunction: Abnormalities in pain processing within the brain and spinal cord can contribute to fibromyalgia.

 

Understanding the common causes of fibromyalgia can help individuals take steps to reduce their risk and seek appropriate treatment when necessary.

How We Treat Fibromyalgia At Our Phoenix Office

Our treatment plan for fibromyalgia is customized to meet each patient’s specific needs and condition. We begin with a thorough assessment to determine the severity of the condition and any underlying factors contributing to it.

Based on this assessment, we create a personalized treatment plan that may include:

    • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to improve muscle strength, flexibility, and overall mobility.
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Techniques to manage stress and improve coping mechanisms.
    • Lifestyle Modifications: Guidance on avoiding activities and modifications to daily routines to reduce symptom flare-ups.
    • Relaxation Techniques: Practices such as yoga, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises to reduce stress and improve well-being.3
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Get Help for Fibromyalgia Today

If you’re struggling with fibromyalgia, know that you don’t have to face it alone. Our compassionate team at Canyon Pain Center is here to help you find relief and improve your quality of life. With our comprehensive treatments and personalized approach, we’ll work with you to develop a pain management plan tailored to your unique needs.

Don’t let fibromyalgia hold you back any longer – contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more comfortable, active life.

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Meet Our Phoenix Pain Management Staff

Lisa Wakefield, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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Lisa is an experienced pain management provider dedicated to helping patients regain quality of life. Lisa’s goal is to create an individualized pain treatment plan that leads towards improved mobility and pain reduction. 

Corrine Bender, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Bender has over 30 years of extensive experience in various areas and a loyal patient base. She specializes in personal injury cases, pediatric patients, sports-related injuries among athletes, and geriatric patients.